vesicular stomatitis virus

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ve·sic·u·lar sto·ma·ti·tis vi·rus

an RNA virus of the genus Vesiculovirus, in the family Rhabdoviridae, causing vesicular stomatitis in horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs.
Synonym(s): VS virus

vesicular stomatitis virus

A rhabdovirus which replicates in the cytoplasm of infected cells; most VSV victims were in direct contact with oral secretions of infected livestock Clinical Fever, chills, malaise, myalgia, N&V, pharyngitis. See Foot and mouth disease, Rabies.