Novel Poxvirus in Proliferative Lesions of Wild Rodents in East Central Texas, USA. Academic Article uri icon


  • Northern pygmy mice from 2 localities in East Central Texas, USA, had proliferative epidermal lesions on the tail and feet. Electron microscopy of lesion tissue revealed poxvirus. Phylogenetic analyses indicated the virus differed 35% from its closest relatives, the Chordopoxvirinae. Future research is needed to determine whether this virus could affect human health.

published proceedings

  • Emerg Infect Dis

altmetric score

  • 54.892

author list (cited authors)

  • Hodo, C. L., Mauldin, M. R., Light, J. E., Wilkins, K., Tang, S., Nakazawa, Y., ... Hamer, S. A.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Hodo, Carolyn L||Mauldin, Matthew R||Light, Jessica E||Wilkins, Kimberly||Tang, Shiyuyun||Nakazawa, Yoshinori||Emerson, Ginny L||Ritter, Jana M||Mansell, Joanne L||Hamer, Sarah A

publication date

  • June 2018