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Your Chicken Has Marek’s Disease Virus.

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Your Chicken Has Marek’s Disease Virus.

The virus involved in Marek’s Disease (MD) is very common and affects chickens and turkeys in every part of the world. The tumour-causing virus varies in its pathogenicity (ability/severity of infection), but once infected the chicken carries the virus for its entire life.

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