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Host-specificity of myxoma virus: Pathogenesis of South American and North American strains of myxoma virus in two North American lagomorph species

Silvers, Louise; Barnard, D; Knowlton, F; Inglis, Barbara; Labudovic, Andelka; Holland, MK; Janssens, Peter; van Leeuwen, Barbara; Kerr, PJ

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The pathogenesis of South American and North American myxoma viruses was examined in two species of North American lagomorphs, Sylvilagus nuttallii (mountain cottontail) and Sylvilagus audubonii (desert cottontail) both of which have been shown to have the potential to transmit the South American type of myxoma virus. Following infection with the South American strain (Lausanne, Lu), S. nuttallii developed both a local lesion and secondary lesions on the skin. They did not develop the classical...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35276
Source: Veterinary Microbiology: an International journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2009.09.031

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