infectious ectromelia virus
Definition: a virus belonging to the family Poxviridae morphologically similar to vaccinia virus, which occurs as a latent infection in laboratory mice, but which may be activated by stresses such as irradiation and transport to cause disease; inoculation into the footpad results in edema and necrosis.
Synonym(s): ectromelia virus, mousepox virus, pseudolymphocytic choriomeningitis virus
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