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orf

 [orf]
a contagious pustular viral dermatitis of sheep, sometimes communicable to humans.

orf

(ōrf),
A specific disease of sheep and goats, caused by the orf virus, family Poxviridae. This virus is transmissible to humans and characterized by vesiculation and ulceration of the infected site.
[O.E. orfcwealm, murrain, fr. orf, cattle, + cwealm, destruction]

orf

(orf) a contagious pustular viral dermatitis of sheep, communicable to humans.

orf

Etymology: AS
a contagious viral skin disease acquired from infected sheep and goats, characterized by painless vesicles that may progress to red, weeping nodules and finally to crusting and healing. Fingers, hands, wrist, and face are common sites. Treatment is not necessary because the condition is self-limited, and active infection results in immunity. Also called contagious pustular dermatitis.
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Orf
A benign self-limited parapoxvirus infection acquired by handling infected sheep and goat skins and flesh which, in young animals, causes watery warty lesions of the cornea, mucous membranes and lips
Agent Orf virus is similar to that causing milker’s nodes

ORF

Oral rehydration fluid

orf

Ecthyma contagiosum A benign self-limited parapoxvirus infection acquired by handling infected sheep and goat skins and flesh which, in young animals, causes watery warty lesions of the cornea, mucous membranes and lips; in canines, orf-orf Clinical Hypertrophic bullae at inoculation site which, in immunocompromised Pts, may be very large Agent Orf virus is similar to that causing milker's nodes

orf

A pox virus infection of sheep and goats that occasionally spreads to humans causing a fluid-filled blister on the hand or arm that may persist for weeks.

ORF

see OPEN READING FRAME.

formalin

40% formaldehyde solution; used as a disinfectant and antiseptic at 1:200-1:2000 dilution

disease

pathogenic entity characterized by an identifiable aetiological agent, group of signs and symptoms and/or consistent anatomical alterations; see syndrome
hand, foot and mouth disease; orf highly contagious viral skin condition, characterized by erythematous, vesicular eruptions of fingers, toes, palms and soles, with associated fever, and painful ulcers of tongue and mucous membranes

orf

see contagious ecthyma.
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A viral infection of the hand commonly seen after the feast of sacrifice: human orf (orf of the hand).
For the treatment of uncomplicated Orf infection, local antiseptic dressing is recommended in order to prevent secondary bacterial infections.
Industryites loudly protested Wrabetz's cuts and even pushed ORF for an increase in film support to approximately $15 million a year.
the initial status and growth rates on ORF were better for students in lower strata).
While he cannot remember when the regular orf vaccination programme began at Otterburn Lodge, he was asked by his vet, Neil Roberts, of the Dalehead Veterinary Group in Settle to try the latest orf vaccine when it first came on the market two years ago.
Orf enlisted several co-defendants to arrange the sale and transfer of the remains.
In agreement with distance analysis, phylogenetic reconstruction using partial nucleotide sequences of ORF 2 (278 nt) showed a close relationship of strains Yaounde56 and Yaounde94 with HEV genotype 3 strains (Figure).
Logically, if Orf disease didn't exist in Bahrain then it would be a little more justified, but it does exist in the sheep here already.
The Spring first grade ORF also provided the second best overall accuracy, lagging behind the Spring third grade ORF by only .
European Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite system SES ASTRA, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), announced today that the ORF, the Austrian public broadcaster, will start broadcasting its second HD channel on ASTRA.
identified a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in ORF 62 of the Oka vaccine strain that was absent in the parental isolate from which it was derived [11].