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 synthesis of horsepox virus takes the world one step closer to the reemergence of smallpox as a threat to global health security."
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.
Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding announced the publication of research describing the successful synthesis and characterization of a potential smallpox-preventing vaccine based on horsepox virus.
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.
Already a research team at the University of Alberta has recreated from scratch an extinct relative of smallpox, horsepox, by stitching together fragments of mail-order DNA in just six months for about $100,000 -- without a glance from law enforcement officials.