Classical Borna Disease virus causes fatal encephalitis

Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut GND (Hrsg.)

For a long time Classical Borna Disease virus (BoDV-1) was considered to be the causative agent of often fatal encephalitis in horses, sheep and other domestic mammals. The risk potential for humans, however, was discussed most controversially, until in March the Robert-Koch Institute first reported clearly confirmed cases. Backgrounds and scientific details have now been published in the renowned scientific journal „New England Journal of Medicine“ (NEJM).

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Classical Borna Disease virus causes fatal encephalitis. www.fli.de 2018.

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