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VIRAL DISEASES IN BIRDS

                                           Viral Diseases Viral diseases are extremely widespread infections caused by viruses, a type of micro-organism. Viruses are the smallest of all infectious agents, averaging about 100 nanometer. There are many types of viruses that cause a wide variety of viral diseases. They have few genes and proteins of their own that in order to reproduce they need to commandeer the machinery of the cells they invade. Viral diseases are contagious and spread from bird to bird when the virus enters the body and begins to multiply.Common ways for infections are - eating food or drinking water contaminated with a virus - contaminated feces - by copulation - by body fluids Viral diseases result in a wide variety of symptoms that vary in character and severity depending on the type of viral infection and other factors, including the age and overall health. Viral diseases are not treatable with antibiotics, which can only cure bacterial diseases and infections. Many cases of viral diseases can lead dehydration, bacterial pneumonia and other secondary bacterial infections. Cleanless and a good immun system of the birds are the best prerequisites for avoidance viral diseases.
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