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This 1981 image consists of a composite of three transmission electron micrographic (TEM) images, and depicts a number of morphologic variants found in the orf virus, which is common to sheep and goats. The orf virus is known as a species-type, belonging to the genus of viruses known as Parapoxvirus. It can live in soil for a prolonged time, and can cause skin infections in its animal hosts. It is zoonotic, causing the exanthemous disease known as orf, producing skin lesions in infected humans.
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Creation Date:1981
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