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Investigators at Jilin University release new data on orf virus
July 13th, 2010
"This study investigated an acute outbreak of contagious ecthyma dermatitis that occurred in November 2008 in a herd of 180 small-tailed Han sheep in the Jilin province of China. The pathological findings of this case revealed severe vascular proliferation, viral cytopathic changes in keratinocytes by vacuolar degeneration, ballooning degeneration, and eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusions, suggesting that the disease could have been caused by an Orf virus (ORFV) infection," scientists writing in the journal Veterinary Microbiology report.
"Immunohistochemistry, indirect immunofluorescence (IFA), and transmission electron microscopy supported the diagnosis of ORFV...
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Source: China Business Newsweekly (2010-07-13)