An intradermal model for vaccinia virus pathogenesis in mice
Intradermal injection of vaccinia virus in the ear pinnae of mice provides a model of dermal infection and vaccination. The key features of this model are the appearance of a lesion on the surface of the ear that can be measured as a clinical sign of disease and substantial growth of virus in the infected skin in the absence of systemic spread. In addition, infected ears can be easily removed to allow virological, histological, and cellular analyses. Finally, evaluation of the roles of virus...[Show more]
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