Emergence of Cowpox: Study of the Virulence of Clinical Strains and Evaluation of Antivirals

  title={Emergence of Cowpox: Study of the Virulence of Clinical Strains and Evaluation of Antivirals},
  author={Sophie Duraffour and Barbara Mertens and Hermann v. Meyer and Joost J. van den Oord and Tania Mitera and Patrick Matthys and Robert Snoeck and Graciella Andrei},
  booktitle={PloS one},
The last years, cowpox infections are being increasingly reported through Eurasia. Cowpox viruses (CPXVs) have been reported to have different genotypes and may be subdivided in at least five genetically distinct monophyletic clusters. However, little is known about their in vitro and in vivo features. In this report, five genetically diverse CPXVs, including one reference strain (CPXV strain Brighton) and four clinical isolates from human and animal cases, were compared with regard to growth… CONTINUE READING
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