canarypox

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canarypox

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.
The agreement comes after researchers found that monkeys injected with Merck's replication-defective adenovirus type 5 vector (Ad5) vaccine and then later with Aventis' canary pox virus vector (ALVAC) vaccine developed immune systems that were better prepared to combat AIDS than monkeys given either vaccine separately or in the reverse order.
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.