Canary pox virus | definition of Canary pox virus by Medical dictionary
canarypox (redirected from Canary pox virus)
a disease caused by a poxvirus in the genus Avipoxvirus; it spreads slowly amongst canaries, finches and some other passerines. Characteristic pox lesions occur on eyelids, skin of the head, beak commissures and sometimes on the oral and pharyngeal mucosae. There is blepharitis and pruritus of the eyelids. Morbidity and mortality are very high.
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12) Another strategy using a canary pox virus
vaccine and interleukin-2 (IL-2) in HIV-infected patients resulted in increased CD4 T cells (because of the IL-2), but did not control viral rebound.
AVEG researchers hope to avoid past failures with subunit vaccines by combining them with another vaccine--for the canary pox virus
, which is safe in humans.