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- Takada, Ayato, et al. Show all 12 Authors
- Archives of virology 2017 v.162 no.8 pp. 2363-2367
- DNA; DNA-directed RNA polymerase; Orf virus; contagious ecthyma; farms; genes; goats; phylogeny; polymerase chain reaction; viruses; zoonoses; Zambia
- ... Orf or contagious ecthyma is a neglected and economically important zoonotic disease caused by a dermatotropic parapoxvirus that commonly affects domestic small ruminants. Although orf is globally distributed, there is a paucity of information on the disease in many African countries. Here, a suspected severe outbreak of orf in goats at a farm in Lusaka was investigated. Orf virus (ORFV) infection ...