HUMAN ECTHYMA CONTAGIOSUM (ORF) IN THE FAROE ISLANDS.
An Epidemiological and Electron Microscopical Study
Article first published online: 15 AUG 2009
1974 Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica
Acta Pathologica Microbiologica Scandinavica Section B Microbiology and Immunology
Volume 82B, Issue 3, pages 311–317, September 1974
How to Cite
Joensen, H. D. and Bloch, B. (1974), HUMAN ECTHYMA CONTAGIOSUM (ORF) IN THE FAROE ISLANDS. Acta Pathologica Microbiologica Scandinavica Section B Microbiology and Immunology, 82B: 311–317. doi: 10.1111/j.1699-0463.1974.tb02332.x
- Issue published online: 15 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 15 AUG 2009
- Received 26.vi.73 Accepted 10.xii.73
“Hundaland”, a disease occurring in the Faroe Islands, but of hitherto unknown aetiology, was found to be very similar to ecthyma contagiosum (orf). An enquiry among general practitioners in the Faroe Islands confirmed this similarity, and the disease was found to occur at an annual incidence of 25 per 40, 000 inhabitants. Electron microscopy of biopsies from persons suffering from the disease revealed ecthyma contagiosum virus (orf virus) particles in all biopsies examined.