What does ectromelia mean?

Medical Definition of ectromelia 1 : congenital absence or imperfection of one or more limbs. 2 : mousepox.

Can humans get Mousepox?

The virus, a modified mousepox, does not affect humans, but it is closely related to smallpox, raising fears that the technology could be used in biowarfare.

What causes Mousepox?

Ectromelia virus (ECTV) is a virus of the family Poxviridae and the genus Orthopoxvirus that causes mousepox, a disease of mice. It has only been seen in mouse colonies kept for research purposes but believed that wild populations of mice and other rodents in Europe are naturally infected with ECTV.

How does myxoma virus spread?

Myxoma virus is passively transmitted on the mouth parts of mosquitoes, fleas, and presumably other biting arthropods. It can also be spread through direct contact and contaminated fomites.

What is human monkey pox?

Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease that occurs primarily in tropical rainforest areas of Central and West Africa and is occasionally exported to other regions. Monkeypox typically presents clinically with fever, rash and swollen lymph nodes.

What does vaccinia virus cause?

Vaccinia virus infection is typically very mild and often does not cause symptoms in healthy individuals, although it may cause rash and fever. Immune responses generated from a vaccinia virus infection protects the person against a lethal smallpox infection.