orf virus

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orf vi·rus

a parapoxvirus causing orf in sheep and goats and sometimes humans.
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We used both electron microscopy and PCR detection to confirm the orf virus diagnosis.
RPA has been developed for veterinary importance viruses detection, including porcine parvovirus virus [13], avian influenza virus [14], bovine viral diarrhea virus [15], canine parvovirus type 2 [16], foot-and-mouth disease virus [17], and Orf virus [18, 19].
Orf virus has a worldwide distribution among sheep and goats.
Conservation of gene structure and arrangement between vaccinia virus and orf virus. Virology., 1993; 195: 175184.
Identification and Phylogenetic analysis of Orf virus from goats in Taiwan virus genes.
Parapoxvirus ovis (PPVO or ORF virus) is a member of the genus Parapoxvirus within the family Poxviridae (1).
Among the more common poxviruses are modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA), fowlpox virus, and orf virus. MVA has been a smallpox vaccine for many years and more recently it has been used as a viral vector for preventing both cancer and infectious diseases [64].
The causative microorganism is the orf virus, an epitheliotropic DNA virus from the Parapoxvirus group, which generally infects sheep, goats, and various other domestic and wild ovine animals.
Bulla fluid and roof samples sent to CDC were positive by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) for orf virus DNA.