sheeppox


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sheeppox

a highly contagious, generalized disease of sheep caused by a poxvirus in the genus Capripoxvirus and characterized by the presence of typical pox lesions on the unwoolled skin, especially under the tail. Most recover. A much more lethal, generalized disease that resembles smallpox in its pathogenicity occurs in lambs with many dying and showing lesions in the bowel and respiratory system. A number of isolates have distinctive geographic distribution, but are indistinguishable serologically. These include Kenya and Middle East strains.
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fowlpox, canarypox, pigeonpox, penguinpox, quailpox (44), swinepox, sheeppox, goatpox, leporipoxviruses, and parapoxviruses exist (20,45).
An outbreak of sheeppox on a sheep breeding farm in Jammu, India.
Sheeppox virus (SPPV) has been recorded in Africa, the Middle East and Asia (Bhanuprakash et al.
Sheeppox is characterized by fever, ocular and nasal discharges, papular dermatitis, and nodular lesions in a variety of organs, including the lungs, trachea, and the abomasums (Diallo and Viljoen, 2007).
GenBank accession number: The obtained P32 gene sequence of detecting SPPV during 2014 was submitted to the GenBank database with the accession number (KP342531), Sheeppox virus strain SPPV/Al-Hassa/2014/KSA.
The result of BLAST analysis showed that the Sheeppox virus strain SPPV/Al-Hassa/2014/KSA was very close relationships with other Capripoxviruses isolated worldwide with nucleotide sequence identity from 95 to 100%.
Rapid preclinical detection of Sheeppox virus by a real-time PCR assay.