Experimental Cowpox Virus Infection in Rats

Kalthoff, Donata GND; König, Patricia GND; Meyer, H.; Beer, Martin GND; Hoffmann, Bernd GND

A pet rat derived cowpox virus strain, which was also the source of human infections, was used to infect young Wistar and fancy rats. After an incubation period of 6 days the animals developed a severe, often fatal disease with high amounts of virus detected in oropharyngeal secretions.



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Kalthoff, Donata / König, Patricia / Meyer, H. / et al: Experimental Cowpox Virus Infection in Rats. 2011.