Epidemiological Investigations of Four Cowpox Virus Outbreaks in Alpaca Herds, Germany

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Almut Prkno; Donata Hoffmann; Daniela Goerigk; Matthias Kaiser; Anne Catherine Franscisca van Maanen; Kathrin Jeske; Maria Jenckel; Florian Pfaff; Thomas W. Vahlenkamp; Martin Beer; Rainer G. Ulrich; Alexander Starke; Martin Pfeffer;

Four cowpox virus (CPXV) outbreaks occurred in unrelated alpaca herds in Eastern Germany during 2012–2017. All incidents were initially noticed due to severe, generalized, and finally lethal CPXV infections, which were confirmed by testing of tissue and serum samples. A... View more
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