Parapoxvirus


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Par·a·pox·vi·rus

(par'ă-poks'vī'rŭs),
The genus of viruses (family Poxviridae) that includes the contagious ecthyma of sheep, bovine papular stomatitis, and paravaccinia viruses. They possess the nucleoprotein antigen common to all viruses included in the family but differ from other poxviruses in morphology (for example, virions are smaller and have thicker external coats) and by not multiplying in embryonated eggs.

Parapoxvirus

/Para·pox·vi·rus/ (-poks´vi-rus) parapoxviruses; a genus of viruses comprising viruses of ungulates, including those causing orf and paravaccinia.

Parapoxvirus

(par″ă-poks′vī″rŭs) [ para- + poxvirus]
A genus of very large DNA viruses that primarily infect ungulates such as deer and cattle. Transmission to humans occasionally occurs, e.g., when farmers, hunters, and ranchers butcher or dress animals.

Parapoxvirus

a genus of viruses in the family Poxviridae.

Parapoxvirus infection
includes bovine papular stomatitis, contagious ecthyma.
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Nested-multiplex PCR detection of Orthopoxvirus and Parapoxvirus directly from exanthematic clinical samples.
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The patent claims to cover methods of using modified parapoxvirus virus to treat Ras-mediated cancers.
Samples are taken from the dead squirrels and sent to a lab to establish if they are carrying the parapoxvirus, which is fatal to red squirrels.
Detection and diagnosis of parapoxvirus by the Polymerase chain reaction.
Orthopoxviruses belong to the family of Poxviridae, which is composed of several other poxviruses including parapoxvirus, capripoxvirus, suipoxvirus, and molluscipoxvirus.
The patent claims cover methods of using modified parapoxvirus orf virus to treat Ras-mediated cancers.
Orf virus (genus Parapoxvirus, family Poxviridae) is endemic to most countries.
Orf (contagious ecthyma) is an exanthematous infectious disease caused by a parapoxvirus that occurs primarily in sheep and goats but can be spread to humans through contact with an infected animal or formites.
Parapoxvirus DNA was not detected in any collected sample (9).
Sealpox viruses are tentatively classified in the genus Parapoxvirus (15), which comprises multiple species of virus that can infect humans.
The genus Parapoxvirus (family Poxviridae, subfamily Chordopoxvirinae) comprises several members: orf virus (OV), bovine papular stomatitis virus (BPSV), pseudocowpox virus (PCPV), and parapox of red deer in New Zealand virus (PVNZ).