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poxvirus

[′päks‚vī·rəs]
(virology)
A deoxyribonucleic acid-containing animal virus group including the viruses of smallpox, molluscum contagiosum, and various animal pox and fibromas.
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Sanitation with appropriate disinfectants is recommended because the avian poxvirus can persist in dried scabs within the birds' environment for months.
Squirrel poxvirus was probably brought into the country with some of the American greys, of which 70 per cent have been exposed and are carriers.
Transgene's proprietary vector technology platform consists of multiple vector families with an emphasis on adenovirus, poxvirus and non-viral vectors.
Outbreak of cutaneous form of poxvirus on a commercial turkey farm caused by the species fowlpox.
The booster vaccine was MVA, an attenuated poxvirus expressing HIV proteins.
The Poxvirus disease is spreading across the UK killing thousands of squirrels and has now been detected in the North.
But research led by Newcastle University has shown that the squirrel poxvirus is threatening to wipe out red squirrels within 10 years in some of the areas in which they remain in northern England.
Lead investigator: Timothy Zamb, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) -- Improving vectors that elicit cellular immunity: The use of poxviruses as vaccine vectors is supported by extensive pre-clinical and clinical experience, and one of the projects will try to significantly improve the ability of poxvirus vectors to stimulate cellular immune responses.
The animals were kept in close proximity, but "the mode of transmission among the animals is unknown," said Christina Hutson, guest researcher at the CDC's Poxvirus Program.
Researchers recently found that HIV and a member of the poxvirus family, which includes variola, infect cells by using some of the same cell-surface proteins.
Abgenix also collaborates with the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in which the Army uses the XenoMouse technology to make fully human antibodies that will be tested for their ability to provide protection against filovirus and poxvirus infections.