A new strain of avian picornavirus was identified in fecal samples from broiler chickens in a commercial farm in the municipality of Benevides, Pará, Brazil. Genomic analysis showed it to have a nucleotide identity of 78.4% with the family Picornaviridae, genus Avisivirus, and species Avisivirus A, suggesting that this is a possible new strain within this species.
Castro, C. M. O., Chagas, E. H. N., Bezerra, D. A. M., Ribeiro, A. F., da Silva, S. P., Cruz, A. C. R., … Mascarenhas, J. D. A. P. (2018). A proposed new strain of avian picornavirus in broiler chicken from Brazil. Genome Announcements, 6(12). https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00012-18