First isolation and genetic characterization of pseudocowpox virus from cattle in Japan

@inproceedings{Ohtani2017FirstIA,
  title={First isolation and genetic characterization of pseudocowpox virus from cattle in Japan},
  author={Akifumi Ohtani and Akihiro Yokoyama and Hisato Narushige and Yasuo Inoshima},
  booktitle={Virology Journal},
  year={2017}
}
BackgroundPseudocowpox virus (PCPV) infects cattle worldwide with zoonotic potential but has not been isolated in Japan. Thus, the epidemiological status of PCPV infection in cattle is undetermined.ResultsIn May 2016, a cattle in a farm in Yamaguchi Prefecture showed white vesicles and hyperemia in the mucosa under the tongue surface, but not on the teats and coronary cushions. A parapoxvirus was isolated from the oral lesion swab and was genetically characterized based on the full-length… CONTINUE READING
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