buffalopox

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buffalopox

a disease caused by a virus which is antigenically identical to cowpox virus; it is clinically the same as cowpox.
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To the Editor: In India, buffalopox virus (BPXV), a variant of vaccinia virus, is associated with severe disease outbreaks among buffaloes (1,2), cattle (3), and humans in contact with these animals (1,4).
Another VACV subspecies, buffalopox virus (BPXV), has been isolated from buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in rural areas in India and causes clinical signs that resemble those seen during BV outbreaks in Brazil (6).
We compared molecular sequence data from 3 genes and a variable region of the poxvirus genome (Table 1) among BRZ-VACV isolates, available vaccine strains related to those used during the eradication campaign in Brazil, and other VACVs isolated from domestic animals (including endemic buffalopox virus in India [15-17] and horsepox virus [HSPV] from Asia [18]).
Singh RK, Hosamani M, Balamurugan V, Satheesh CC, Rasool TJ, Yadav ME Comparative sequence analysis of envelope protein genes of Indian buffalopox virus isolates.
These facts indicate the long-term establishment and active circulation of different vaccinialike viruses in the wild in South America, similar to the well-documented establishment of buffalopox virus in India (19,20).