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Poxviruses

Virology

Specific Viruses and Viral Infections

  1. Geoffrey L. Smith PhD FRS Professor of Virology; and, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0236

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Smith, G. L. 2010. Poxviruses. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Imperial College London, Department of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    What is a Poxvirus?
  • 3
    Historical Roles of Poxviruses
  • 4
    The Eradication of Smallpox
  • 5
    The Origin of Vaccinia Virus
  • 6
    Other Contributions of Vaccinia Virus to Biomedical Science
  • 7
    Classification
  • 8
    Identification of Poxviruses
  • 9
    Phylogenetic Relationships
  • 10
    Virion Structure
  • 11
    Diseases Caused by Poxviruses
  • 12
    Poxviruses and Bioterrorism
  • 13
    Anti-Poxvirus Drugs
  • 14
    Immune Response to Smallpox Vaccination

Keywords:

  • poxviruses;
  • poxviridae-entomopoxvirinae, chordopoxvirinae;
  • phylogenetic relationships;
  • smallpox, life-threatening systemic infection;
  • intracellular mature virus (IMV);
  • monkeypox;
  • cowpox virus;
  • molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV)