Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a common viral infection that is caused by molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV), a double-stranded DNA virus which belongs to Poxviridae
El agente etiologico de EC es un virus DNA, epiteliotropico (2-4,6,7), del genero Parapoxvirus, familia Poxviridae
(Orf virus) (1,2,6,7).
MC accounts for approximately 1% of all diagnosed skin disorders in the United States; internationally, however, the incidence is higher (1) The causative organism of MC is a member of the Poxviridae
family (2) and is thought to be transmitted by close personal contact, autoinoculation, and fomites.
Fowl pox virus is a member of the genus Avipoxvirus of family Poxviridae
and subfamily chordopoxviridae.
After morphologic and molecular analyses, BAV was included in the Poxviridae
family, considered a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus and a variant of Vaccinia virus, and denominated Belem Vaccinia virus.
Existen algunas enfermedades que afectan solo a determinadas especies y que constituyen otra excepcion mas a los postulados; es el caso de la mixomatosis, una enfermedad producida por un virus de la familia Poxviridae
que afecta unicamente a los conejos.
The family Poxviridae
and the subfamily Chordopoxvirinae (poxviruses of vertebrates) contain 8 genera.
Ello conduce a pensar en la posibilidad de una infeccion activa por algun miembro de la familia Poxviridae
, a pesar de que hasta el presente no se ha realizado el aislamiento de un virus como agente causal.
Avipoxviruses are large, enveloped DNA viruses that belong to the genus Avi poxvi rus in the Chordopoxvirinae subfamily of the family Poxviridae
Causative agent belongs to the genus Orthopoxvirus (OPXV) in the family Poxviridae
is divided into two subfamilies: Entomopoxvirinae, that comprises insect poxviruses, and Chordopoxvirinae, that includes all poxviruses of vertebrates (2).