infectious ectromelia virus

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in·fec·tious ec·tro·me·li·a vi·rus

a virus belonging to the family Poxviridae morphologically similar to vaccinia virus, which occurs as a latent infection in laboratory mice, but which may be activated by stresses such as irradiation and transport to cause disease; inoculation into the footpad results in edema and necrosis.
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CMLV, camelpox virus; CPXV, cowpox virus; ECTV, ectromelia virus; MPXV, monkeypox virus; OPV, orthopoxvirus; RACV, raccoonpox virus; TATV, taterapox virus; VACV, vaccinia virus; VARV, variola virus.
Initially, they worked on ectromelia virus infection in mice (to explain his work, Frank coined the term mousepox).
Today, technology allows genetic engineering of potentially devastating agents such as modified ectromelia virus (2), the weaponizing variola virus (former USSR) (3), the long distance dispersal of yellow fever-infested mosquitos (United States) (4), and the weaponizing of anthrax spores by many nations.