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a viral disease of camels closely related to smallpox

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CMLV, camelpox virus; CPXV, cowpox virus; ECTV, ectromelia virus; MPXV, monkeypox virus; OPV, orthopoxvirus; TATV, taterapox virus; VACV, vaccinia virus; VARV, variola virus.
An attenuated smallpox vaccine protects camels against camelpox.
The gene sequence alignments of selected representative human pathogenic orthopoxviruses and camelpox virus, the most closely related to variola virus (18) are shown in Fig.
Iraqi bioweapons specialists are known to have been working with the camelpox virus, which may be used as a surrogate for research on smallpox therapies and vaccines and for the development of the smallpox virus as a weapon.
Researchers have found camelpox is so similar to smallpox that only a small change in its genes would make it deadly.
Iraq's research into viruses - including polio, influenza, foot and mouth disease, the camelpox virus, infectious haemorrhagic conjunctivitis virus and rotavirus - was also worrying.
North Korea is the only country about which reliable intelligence for smallpox proliferation exists, but there are suspicions about other countries, and many government experts are particularly troubled by the implications of work done in Iraq with camelpox, a virus which can serve as a stand-in for smallpox.
We evaluated the specificity of the PPV real-time PCR assay by use of DNA from several viruses, including orthopoxviruses (vaccinia, cowpox, monkeypox, ectromelia, and camelpox virus), molluscum contagiosum virus, yaba-like disease virus, human herpesviruses types 1 to 8, and adenoviruses.
The inspectors were dubious because camelpox does not cause human disease, said New Scientist.
This group of viruses forms a distinct clade that is closer to taterapox, camelpox, and variola (smallpox) viruses than to another clade that contains other strains of cowpox virus and vaccinia and monkeypox viruses.
The PCR assay did not cross-react with herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, HHV-6 A and B, HHV-7, HHV-8, simian virus 40, parvovirus B19, camelpox, cowpox, modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA), or 3 clinical samples that were PCR-positive for transfusion-transmitted virus (data not shown).
Experimental camelpox infection in vaccinated and unvaccinated dromedaries.
Orthopox viruses are antigenetically closely related vertebrate viruses, including variola major virus (VAR), (1) monkeypox virus (MPV), camelpox virus (CML), vaccinia virus (VAC), cowpox virus (CPV), and six other species not pathogenic for humans.