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Pigeon Paramyxovirus is an endemic notifiable disease in NSW.
Pigeon paramyxovirus (PPMV-1) has been isolated in domestic and feral pigeons in New South Wales and Victoria however it is not nationally notifiable. Initial clinical signs noted in affected pigeons include depression, ruffled feathers, increased thirst, inappetance and diarrhoea. Nervous signs such as head and wing tremors, partial paralysis of wings and legs and twisting of the neck (torticollis) can occur. Affected birds can recover from infection.
Pigeon paramyxovirus has been rarely reported in other bird species (sparrow hawk and spotted turtle dove) but there is no known human infection.
A vaccination program which includes an annual booster is recommended to protect young and newly introduced birds.
Diagnosis of pigeon paramyxovirus is suggested by clinical signs, gross pathology and histopathology and confirmed with PCR.
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Pigeon paramyxovirus real time PCR2
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