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Borna Disease

Near Eastern Encephalitis

Borna disease (BD) is a rare neurological disease caused by a virus belonging to the genus Bornavirus in the family, Bornaviridae. Natural infection with Borna disease virus (BDV) mainly affects goats and sheep and may be associated with neurological disease in cats. The disease is endemic in goats and sheep in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The virus is assumed to be transmitted through saliva, nasal, eye discharge.

Incubation Period
The incubation period of Borna disease is estimated to be from 1 to 6 months.

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