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Poxviridae

[päks′vir·ə‚dī]
(virology)
A family of deoxyribonucleic acid-containing animal viruses that is characterized by its ability to replicate in the cell cytoplasm, includes the subfamilies Chordopoxviridae and Entomopoxviridae.
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In a contaminated environment, presence of virus in the air form feathers and dry scabs containing fowl pox virus, may lead tocsin and respiratory infection.
Since Plum Pox Virus was first detected more than a decade ago, the department has been committed to eradicating the disease and minimizing its impact on growers' livelihoods and the state's economy," said Greig.
It demonstrated that the culling of grey squirrel populations on a landscape scale dramatically lowers the prevalence of the squirrel pox virus infection rates among surviving animals.
Three months ago, a red squirrel in Ainsdale died from the squirrel pox virus.
A DEADLY squirrel pox virus has returned to Merseyside - putting endangered red squirrels at risk.
One is the pox virus, Poxvirus avium, which according to Jen Koop, a University of Utah doctoral candidate, "creates lesions on non-feathered parts of a bird - around the bill, eyes, legs and feet.
A RED SQUIRREL has been found with the deadly squirrel pox virus during routine monitoring of the population at Anglesey's Pentraeth Forest.
Doctors told the family that the chicken pox virus, which is rarely fatal and more commonly associated with childhood discomfort, had been complicated by Crohn's disease.
The difference, says Scorza, is that C5 was given a gene that allows it to resist plum pox virus (PPV) infection.
RECENT sightings of Red Squirrels in a region badly hit by a pox virus last year have raised hopes for the survival of the colony.
A NUMBER of sightings of red squirrels in a region badly hit by a pox virus last year have raised hopes for the survival of the colony.