Bovine Vaccinia: Insights into the Disease in Cattle
AbstractBovine vaccinia (BV), caused by Vaccinia virus (VACV), is a zoonosis characterized by exanthematous lesions in the teats of dairy cows and the hands of milkers and is an important public health issue. Severe VACV-induced lesions in the teats and udder of cows and buffaloes could lead to mastitis and other secondary infections, thereby reducing productivity and resulting in economic losses to the dairy industry. In Brazil, BV re-emerged in the late 1990s and is now endemic in most of the Brazilian territory. In the last 15 years, much effort has been made to know more about this disease and its epidemiology, etiologic agents, and interactions with the host and the environment. In this review, we describe the known dynamics of VACV infection in cattle and the viral shedding routes, as well as the relevance of BV for animal and public health. View Full-Text
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Matos, A.C.D.; Rehfeld, I.S.; Guedes, M.I.M.C.; Lobato, Z.I.P. Bovine Vaccinia: Insights into the Disease in Cattle. Viruses 2018, 10, 120.
Matos ACD, Rehfeld IS, Guedes MIMC, Lobato ZIP. Bovine Vaccinia: Insights into the Disease in Cattle. Viruses. 2018; 10(3):120.Chicago/Turabian Style
Matos, Ana C.D.; Rehfeld, Izabelle S.; Guedes, Maria I.M.C.; Lobato, Zélia I.P. 2018. "Bovine Vaccinia: Insights into the Disease in Cattle." Viruses 10, no. 3: 120.
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