Pseudocowpox Virus:The Etiological Agent of Contagious Ecthyma (Auzdyk) in Camels (Camelus dromedarius)in the Arabian Peninsula
Abubakr, M. I.; Abu-Elzein, E. M. E.; Housawi, F. M. T.; Abdelrahman, A. O.; Fadlallah, M. E.; Nayel, M. N.; Adam, A. S.; Moss, S.; Forrester, N. L.; Coloyan, E.; Gameel, A.; Al-Afaleq, A. I.; Gould, E. A.. 2007 Pseudocowpox Virus:The Etiological Agent of Contagious Ecthyma (Auzdyk) in Camels (Camelus dromedarius)in the Arabian Peninsula. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 7 (2). 257-260. 10.1089/vbz.2006.0627Full text not available from this repository.
We have determined the nucleotide sequence of DNA extracted from pustules, saliva, and blood of camels presenting with contagious ecthyma, in Bahrain and also from a sample (SACamel) of infected tissue from a camel that had presented with contagious ecthyma in 1998 in Saudi Arabia (1). Sequence homologies and phylogenetic analysis showed that this extracted DNA was more closely related to Pseudocowpox virus (PCPV) than Orf virus (ORFV), which infects sheep, goats, and other animal species. The phylogeny also demonstrated that PCPV in Arabian camels was phylogenetically distinct from, and circulates independently of, ruminant-associated PCPV from Europe.
|Item Type:||Publication - Article|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1089/vbz.2006.0627|
|Programmes:||CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Biology and Microbiology|
|Date made live:||17 Apr 2008 13:18|
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