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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 95, No. 5, 2000, pp. 625-627
Bioline Code: oc00101
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 95, No. 5, 2000, pp. 625-627

 en Detection of Poxvirus in Cattle Associated with Human Cases in the State of Rio de Janeiro: Preliminary Report
Hermann Gonalves Schatzmayr; Elba Regina Sampaio de Lemos; Carlos Mazur; Armando Schubach; Selma Majerowicz; Tatiana Rozental; Tnia Maria Pacheco Schubach; Maria Cristina Bustamante & Ortrud Monika Barth


This preliminary report describes human and cow cases of poxvirus that recently ocurred in the State of Rio de Janeiro. The electron microscopic findings were consistent with parapoxviral and orthopoxviral infection. Orthopoxvirus strains were isolated from human and cow cases. Detailed viral characterization by means of genetical techniques is under investigation. Based on these informations, poxviral diseases should be also considered an emerging viral zoonosis that can affect human beings.

poxvirus, human disease, cattle, electron microscopy, Brazil

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