camelpox

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camelpox

a disease of particularly young camels caused by camelpox virus in the genus Orthopoxvirus. The lesions are typical of pox lesions and occur on the hairless parts of the body. The disease is transmissible to humans.
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Guanine at position 59 is specific for camelpox virus, and this mismatch could explain the lack of sensitivity obtained with the 14-kD POX probe with this virus.
Orthopox viruses are antigenetically closely related vertebrate viruses, including variola major virus (VAR), (1) monkeypox virus (MPV), camelpox virus (CML), vaccinia virus (VAC), cowpox virus (CPV), and six other species not pathogenic for humans.