Fowlpox virus (FOWPV) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-105171 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

published: 14 Jan 2014 last updated: 29 Jun 2020
Organism information
Fowlpox virus
Kingdom Bamfordvirae
Phylum Nucleocytoviricota
Class Pokkesviricetes
Order Chitovirales
Family Poxviridae
Genus Avipoxvirus
Species Fowlpox virus
  • FPV
  • FWPV
  • FOWPV
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Additional classification
I (dsDNA)
Viruses
Characteristics related to biosafety
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Fowlpox is the worldwide disease of poultry caused by viruses of the family Poxviridae and the genus Avipoxvirus.
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The viruses causing fowlpox are distinct from one another but antigenically similar, possible hosts including chickens, turkeys, quail, canaries, pigeons, and many other species of birds. There are two forms of the disease. The first is spread by biting insects (especially mosquitoes) and wound contamination and causes lesions on the comb, wattles, and beak. Birds affected by this form usually recover within a few weeks. The second form is spread by inhalation of the virus and causes a diphtheritic membrane to form in the mouth, pharynx, larynx, and sometimes the trachea. The prognosis for this form is poor.
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  • Vaccine
Additional Information
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