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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 2159-2173
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.248


Past and Present Overview of “Orf”
Anita Dalal1, Vinay Kumar2, Deepika Chaudhary2, Nitish Bansal2, Aman Kumar2, Naresh Kakker1 and Sushila Maan2*
1Department of Veterinary Microbiology
2Department of Animal Biotechnology, College of Veterinary Sciences, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,Hisar, 125 004, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Orf, having multiple synonyms as contagious pustular dermatitis or contagious ecthyma possesses zoonotic potential, is viral skin disease affecting health of ruminants mainly. It is due to the infection of Orf virus belonging to Parapoxvirus genus of family Poxviridae, with characteristic barn of wool like morphology of capsid. In the present article, all the details from history to patho-physiology of virus (major virulence factors) and host (immune factors) along with up to date diagnostics, epidemiology and control measures have been reviewed.


Keywords: Orf, Parapoxvirus, Virulence factors, Immune factors, Diagnostics.
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Anita Dalal, Vinay Kumar, Deepika Chaudhary, Nitish Bansal, Aman Kumar, Naresh Kakker and Sushila Maan. 2017. Past and Present Overview of “Orf”.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 2159-2173. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.248