Vaccinia virus (VACV; genus Orthopoxvirus [OPV]) is used as a lyophilized live virus vaccine against smallpox, variola virus
Smallpox is caused by the variola virus
. There are four different types of the virus, according to the U.S.
It will discuss other technical matters such as pandemic influenza preparedness framework for the sharing of influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits, member state mechanism on substandard and falsified medical products, human resources for health, promoting the health of refugees and migrants, global action on patient safety, water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities, smallpox eradication: destruction of variola virus
stocks, 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in mid-2018, it is currently the only antiviral for treating variola virus
infection approved in the United States, noted Dr.
The Orthopoxvirus genus also includes variola virus
(the cause of smallpox), vaccinia virus (used in the smallpox vaccine), and cowpox virus."
Geoffrey Smith is head of pathology at Cambridge University and chair of the WHO Advisory Committee for Variola Virus
The Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee of the FDA is scheduled to meet on May 1 to discuss new drug application 208627 for tecovirimat, sponsored by SIGA Technologies for the proposed indication of the treatment of smallpox disease caused by variola virus
in adults and pediatric patients.
Smallpox is a disease caused by the variola virus
and may have infected humans as early as 10,000 B.C., but it was shipping and trade that spread the virus worldwide by the 7th Century.
Using an electron microscope, he found what he thought were traces of smallpox, also known as variola virus
, in its remains.
Smallpox is an infectious disease caused by variola virus
that has killed millions of people over the centuries.
The researchers sent samples from a 17th century mummified child to a colleague in Canada, who uncovered remnants of variola virus
that causes smallpox, which once ravaged most of the world.
VACV is one of the best-studied poxviruses in part due to its use as the vaccine employed during the world health organization-led campaign to eradicate smallpox, caused by the deadly variola virus
. VACV expresses several genes whose protein products interfere with the IFN pathway and therefore can be used as a virus model to study evasion of IFN response.