Dogs and Opossums Positive for Vaccinia Virus during Outbreak Affecting Cattle and Humans, São Paulo State, Brazil
Published Date:Feb 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(2):271-273.
Dogs And Opossums Positive For Vaccinia Virus During Outbreak Affecting Cattle And Humans, São Paulo State, Brazil
São Paulo State
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4734541
Description:During a vaccinia virus (VACV) outbreak in São Paulo State, Brazil, blood samples were collected from cows, humans, other domestic animals, and wild mammals. Samples from 3 dogs and 3 opossums were positive for VACV by PCR. Results of gene sequencing yielded major questions regarding other mammalian species acting as reservoirs of VACV.
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