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2008-04-22 13:00:00

Researchers report this month that red colobus monkeys in a park in western Uganda have been exposed to an unknown orthopoxvirus, a pathogen related to the viruses that cause smallpox, monkeypox and cowpox. Most of the monkeys screened harbor antibodies to a virus that is similar "“ but not identical "“ to known orthopoxviruses.The findings appear online in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.This is the first effort to screen Ugandan red colobus monkeys for orthopoxviruses,...


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2011-02-17 17:11:15

Monkeypox virus causes monkeypox in both humans and animals. It was first found in 1958 in macaque monkeys that were being used as laboratory animals. The monkeys are often used for neurological experiments. The virus is typically found in rainforest regions of central and West Africa. It was first discovered in 1970 in humans and from 1970 to 1986 there were over 400 cases reported in humans. The main infection route was through contact with infected animals and their bodily fluids. The...

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2011-01-05 13:21:08

Avipoxvirus, a member of poxviridae family, only affects birds. The Poxviridae family of virus can cause the victim organism to have poxes as a symptom. They generally have large genomes. Other examples include smallpox and monkeypox. Although slow to spread it can cause symptoms like pustules full of pus lining the skin and diphtheria-like symptoms. It can be transmitted to humans by close contact with infected birds or by drinking liquids that were in contact with infected birds. It can...

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