Cowpox virus in Llama, Italy

Giusy Cardeti, Alberto Brozzi, Claudia Eleni, Nicola Polici, Gianlorenzo D'Alterio, Fabrizio Carletti, Maria Teresa Scicluna, Concetta Castilletti, Maria R. Capobianchi, Antonino di Caro, Gian Luca Autorino, Demetrio Amadde

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Abstract

Cowpox virus (CPXV) was isolated from skin lesions of a llama on a farm in Italy. Transmission electron microscopy showed brick-shaped particles consistent with orthopoxviruses. CPXV-antibodies were detected in llama and human serum samples; a CPXV isolate had a hemagglutinin sequence identical to CPXV-MonKre08/1-2-3 strains isolated from banded mongooses in Germany.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1513-1515
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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