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

(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.
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Orf is a zoonosis caused by Parapoxvirus and transmitted to human by sheep.
Conversely, cats have been found to be susceptible to members of the genus Parapoxvirus, raccoonpox virus, and uncharacterized poxviruses (49).
Otra alternativa que fue estudiada fue el uso Baypamun P, un parapoxvirus inactivado utilizado como estimulador inmunologico inespecifico, pero demostro ser ineficaz en el tratamiento de sarcoides equinos (3).
Coinfection by Vaccinia virus and an Orf virus-like parapoxvirus in an outbreak of vesicular disease in dairy cows in midwestern Brazil.
Exploring herpesvirus and parapoxvirus diversity in muskoxen from the Canadian Arctic.
Pseudocowpox is an affection caused by Pseudocowpox virus of family Poxviridae and genus Parapoxvirus (James et al., 2006).
"Squirrel pox (Squirrel parapoxvirus) would be a major concern, 90% of the population would be at risk.
Parapoxvirus causes a deleterious disease in red squirrels associated with UK population declines.
The CE etiologic agent is a DNA virus, epitheliotropic (2-4,6,7) of the Parapoxvirus genus, Poxviridae family (Orf virus) (1,2,6,7).
Orf (or Contagious Ecthyma) is a zoonotic disease, caused by a parapoxvirus and mainly affects sheep and goats, (1) but it can be transmitted to humans through direct contact with infected animals.
Parapoxvirus ovis (PPVO or ORF virus) is a member of the genus Parapoxvirus within the family Poxviridae (1).