Xiaoqing Liao

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Recent outbreaks of orf in China have been attributed to a novel strain of Orf virus (ORFV) designated ORFV-Jilin. Currently, monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) have not yet been developed against this specific pathogen even though such entities could have potential applications regarding the diagnosis and characterization of ORFV-Jilin. Therefore, the current(More)
BACKGROUND Orf is a zoonotic and epitheliotrophic contagious disease that mainly affects sheep, goats, wild ruminants, and humans with a worldwide distribution. To date, there is little information on the characterization of ORFV strains that are endemic in Mainland China. In addition, the relationship between the severity of disease and the molecular(More)
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