orf virus

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orf vi·rus

a parapoxvirus causing orf in sheep and goats and sometimes humans.
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Orf virus has a worldwide distribution among sheep and goats.
Conservation of gene structure and arrangement between vaccinia virus and orf virus.
Identification and Phylogenetic analysis of Orf virus from goats in Taiwan virus genes.
The causative microorganism is the orf virus, an epitheliotropic DNA virus from the Parapoxvirus group, which generally infects sheep, goats, and various other domestic and wild ovine animals.
Bulla fluid and roof samples sent to CDC were positive by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) for orf virus DNA.
coli, Cryptosporidium, Salmonella, Orf virus, Coxiella burnetii, and Giardia species.
Parapoxviruses (PPVs) form a unique genus within the subfamily Chordopoxvirinae and are differentiated into the following species: orf virus (ORFV), bovine papular stomatitis virus (BPSV), pseudocowpoxvirus (PCPV), and PPV of the red deer in New Zealand.
A NO, humans can contract Orf virus but do not pass it to animals or other humans.
University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (New York, NY) have patented a method for using a viral VEGF-like protein from the orf virus strain NZ2 and from the orf virus strain NZ10 to bind to the extracellular domain of the VEGF receptor-2 to form bioactive complexes which mediate useful cellular responses and/or antagonize undesired biological activities.
Among these viruses, bovine papular stomatitis virus, orf virus, and PCPV are known to cause cutaneous lesions (2).