Mousepox (infectious ectromelia): past, present, and future.

@article{Fenner1981MousepoxE,
  title={Mousepox (infectious ectromelia): past, present, and future.},
  author={Frank. Fenner},
  journal={Laboratory animal science},
  year={1981},
  volume={31 5 Pt 2},
  pages={
          553-9
        }
}
Mousepox is an orthopoxvirus infection of mice that was discovered in laboratory mice in England in 1930. Depending upon mouse genotype, it may produce a severe disease with acute hepatitis and high mortality, a generalized rash in animals that survive longer, or a trivial inapparent infection. It has long been enzootic in breeding stocks of mice in Europe, Japan, and China but not in North America and Australia. However, it has been imported into the USA on several occasions, sometimes causing… CONTINUE READING

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