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Novel poxvirus in big brown bats, northwestern United States.
|Title||Novel poxvirus in big brown bats, northwestern United States.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Emerson GL, Nordhausen R, Garner MM, Huckabee JR, Johnson S, Wohrle RD, Davidson WB, Wilkins K, Li Y, Doty JB, Gallardo-Romero NF, Metcalfe MG, Karem KL, Damon IK, Carroll DS|
|Journal||Emerging infectious diseases|
|Date Published||2013 Jun|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Emerging Infect. Dis.|