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Definition of Ectromelia virus

Ectromelia virus: A member of the poxvirus family which is a highly virulent natural pathogen of mice that causes mousepox, a severe disease with high mortality rate in mice but does not infect humans. The complete genome sequence of ectromelia virus is known.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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