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Noun1.camelpox - a viral disease of camels closely related to smallpox; "with a little genetic engineering camelpox could be used as a bioweapon"
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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The 6 orthopoxviruses variola virus, vaccinia virus (VACV), camelpox virus, monkeypox virus, ECTV, and CPXV are recognized as originating from the Eurasian continent and are referred to as Old World orthopoxviruses (6).
The sequence of camelpox virus shows it is most closely related to variola virus, the cause of smallpox.
dogs); rabbits Vaccinia virus Unknown Vaccinia virus has been used to immunize people against smallpox and was the original virus obtained from cattle; assumed to Buffalopox virus Waterbuffalo and cattle First characterized in 1971 in India Camelpox virus Camels Seen in Africa and Asia Most closely related to smallpox Cowpox virus Cattle (also cats, anteaters, and rodents) Feline cowpox Domestic and zoo cats This virus is identical to (lions, cheetahs, pumas, cowpox virus and is believed etc.