16. Papillomavirus and Polyomavirus Infections

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén3,4,
  2. J. Paul Duff5 and
  3. Anna Meredith6
  1. Károly Erdélyi DVM, PhD, Dip ECZM (Wildlife Population Health)1 and
  2. Kevin Eatwell BVSc (hons) DZooMed (Reptilian), Dip ECZM (Herp), MRCVS2

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch16

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Erdélyi, K. and Eatwell, K. (2012) Papillomavirus and Polyomavirus Infections, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 3

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 4

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 5

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 6

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Domestic Mammal and Wildlife Diseases, Veterinary Diagnostic Institute, Central Agriculture Offi ce, Budapest, Hungary

  2. 2

    Exotic Animal and Wildlife Service, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • papillomavirus and polyomavirus infections;
  • papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses, icosahedral;
  • papillomaviruses, epitheliotropic, benign mucosal/cutaneous tumours;
  • polyomaviruses, lesions with high affinity to kidney;
  • deer fibropapillomatosis/fibromatosis, benign neoplastic disease;
  • fibropapillomas, in mature roe deer and European moose;
  • papillomaviruses, host-specific;
  • head tumours, vision/feeding ability obstruction;
  • chaffinch papillomavirus or FcPV, avian papillomaviruses;
  • APV, double-stranded, first recognized in budgerigars


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Roe Deer and Other Ungulate Papillomaviruses

  • Chaffinch Papilloma

  • Avian Polyomavirus Infection

  • References