ORF Virus (Contagious Ecthyma)
Rosana Léo de Santana
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
Contagious ecthyma is a severe and proliferative viral disease affecting ovine and caprine species, and eventually men,caused by the contagious ecthyma virus (ECV) of the Parapoxvirus genus. The disease is spread worldwide, includingin Brazil, where in the state of Pernambuco, due to its endemicity, can be mistaken by other vesicular diseases such asthe Foot and mouth Disease, which requires its diagnostic differentiation. Meanwhile, the control of the infection inendemic regions is limited due to the difficulties in replicating the virus in cell cultures, for the development of vaccines.