Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler
Vincent, Rich, and Kathy discuss Cotia virus, a new poxvirus, Orf virus infections associated with handling goats and lamb, and the innate immune response to prions.
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- Cotia virus (J Virol)
- Human Orf virus exposures (MMWR)
- IRF3 protects agains prion infection (J Virol)
- A mad cow in America (virology blog)
- Human orf (pdf)
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Can this swap of two virus be explained please? Is VP62 PreXMRV-1?