rabbitpox


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rabbitpox

An acute viral disease of laboratory rabbits.

rabbitpox

a disease of rabbits caused by a poxvirus in the genus Orthopoxvirus. There are typical skin lesions with a systemic illness, ocular and nasal discharge, and a high mortality rate.
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BPSV, bovine papular stomatitis virus; CPXV, cowpox virus; RPXV, rabbitpox virus; MPXV, monkeypox virus; ORFV, for virus; PCPXV, pseudocowpox virus; PVNZ, parapoxvirus of red deer in New Zealand; SPV, sealpox virus; VARV, variola virus.
10) Their results have since been replicated, and methods have been improved to produce even deadlier strains of mousepox and rabbitpox.
The new variety of rabbitpox is not contagious, however, which could add to its value as a terrorist weapon if the disease were ever to cross the species barrier, because its application could be narrowly targeted.
Rabbitpox virus from Utrecht has a unique deletion of only 2 residues (254, 255); VACV-3737 and VACV-Malbran share a 5--amino acid deletion (245-249).