TWiV 181: ORFan poxviruses and nIRFing prions

April 29, 2012

Cotia virus by Maria Luiza MedagliaHosts: 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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2 comments on “TWiV 181: ORFan poxviruses and nIRFing prions

  1. Guest Apr 30, 2012

    Can this swap of two virus be explained please? Is VP62 PreXMRV-1?