Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Visna maedi virus

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Visna maedi virus

(Science: virology) A retrovirus of sheep and goats. A member of the lentivirus subfamily related to hIV.

first identified in Iceland when it was introduced by sheep imported from Germany and causes two diseases the most common, maedi, is a pulmonary infection (maedi is Icelandic for shortness of breath) and when it infects the nervous system, visna, a paralysis similar to multiple sclerosis (visna is Icelandic for wasting).