Medical Definition of Ectromelia virus

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Ectromelia virus: A member of the poxvirus family which is a highly virulent natural pathogen of mice that causes mousepox, a severe disease with high mortality rate in mice but does not infect humans. The complete genome sequence of ectromelia virus is known.

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018

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