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Duck Swollen Head Hemorrhagic Disease
Duck Swollen Head Hemorrhagic Disease Overview
Duck viral swollen head hemorrhagic disease (DVSHD) is an acute, highly contagious viral disease of ducks. The disease is caused by duck swollen head hemorrhage disease virus (DSHDV), which is an a type of orthoreovirus, belonging to the family Reoviridae. The disease is characterized by swelling of the head, green diarrhea, 50-100% morbidity, and 40-80% mortality, which may sometimes reach 100%.