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Orf virus, TEM

  • David Gregory & Debbie Marshall
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Transmission electron micrograph of orf viruse, computer-coloured mauve. Orf is a parapoxvirus which mainly affect sheep and goats but can be transmitted to humans who work closely with these animals. It usually manifests as a single lesion on the hands or arms and is also known as contagious pustular dermatitis virus.

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