horsepox


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horsepox

[′hȯrs‚päks]
(veterinary medicine)
A disease of horses such as pseudotuberculosis, contagious pustular stomatitis, or a vesicular exanthema.
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The peer-reviewed article, Construction of an infectious horsepox virus vaccine from chemically synthesized DNA fragments, published in the journal PLOS ONE, follows the announcement in March of 2017 of the complete synthesis of horsepox virus using synthetic biology technology.
As an example, Science reported in July 2017 that a team of Canadian researchers synthesized the horsepox virus, a relative of smallpox, from genetic pieces ordered through the mail.
Vaccination for cowpox, feline cowpox, buffalopox, and horsepox is not practiced.