Novel poxvirus in big brown bats, northwestern United States.

TitleNovel poxvirus in big brown bats, northwestern United States.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsEmerson 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
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume19
Issue6
Pagination1002-4
Date Published2013 Jun
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1099/ijs.0.056010-0
Alternate JournalEmerging Infect. Dis.