DISCUSSION: MC is caused by a virus Molluscum contagiosum virus which is a member of the family Poxviridae
sheep poxvirus (SPPV), goatpox virus (GTPV), and lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) of the family Poxviridae
have proved to be effective recombinant vectors to induce protective immunity against several other viruses (20-23).
Causative agent belongs to the genus Orthopoxvirus (OPXV) in the family Poxviridae
Contagious ecthyma (CE) is a contagious specific skin-disease of small ruminants, caused by a parapox virus of family poxviridae
(Savory et al., 2000).
Avian poxvirus (genus Avipoxvirus, family Poxviridae
) is an enveloped double-stranded DNA virus that may be transmitted to birds by arthropod vectors or mucosal membrane contact with infectious particles.
Viruses in the family Poxviridae
produce disease associated with the production of pox on the skin.
Chordopoxvirinae is a diverse subfamily of viruses V_/within Poxviridae
. These geographically widespread viruses infect birds, reptiles, and mammals, and many are zoonotic (1).
Vaccinia virus (VACV) belongs to family Poxviridae
, genus Orthopoxvirus, and is associated with exanthematic and vesicular disease mainly in cattle, but also in man and, possibly in wild and peridomestic rodents (TRINDADE et al., 2007; ABRAHAO et al., 2009; BORGES et al., 2013; PERES et al., 2013).
is divided into two subfamilies: Entomopoxvirinae, that comprises insect poxviruses, and Chordopoxvirinae, that includes all poxviruses of vertebrates (2).
Goat pox virus (GTPV) belongs to the Capri poxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae
. The Capri poxvirus genus consists of GTPV, Sheep pox virus (SPPV) and Lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV), whose natural hosts are goats, sheep and cattle, respectively.