Novel poxvirus in big brown bats, northwestern United States

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From: Emerging Infectious Diseases(Vol. 19, Issue 6)
Publisher: U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases
Document Type: Report
Length: 1,782 words
Lexile Measure: 1390L

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A wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center in northwestern United States received several big brown bats with necrosuppurative osteomyelitis in multiple joints. Wing and joint tissues were positive by PCR for poxvirus. Thin-section electron microscopy showed poxvirus particles within A-type inclusions. Phylogenetic comparison supports establishment of a new genus of Poxviridae.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A335409854