Parapoxvirus Infection in a Bonobo

Summary Information

Diseases / List of Viral Diseases / Disease summary
Alternative Names  
Disease Agents A parapoxvirus, possibly orf. (J245.20.w1)
Infectious Agent(s) --
Non-infectious Agent(s) --
Physical Agent(s) --
General Description
Clinical signs
  • Pustular skin lesions developed on a five-year-old bonobo. (J245.20.w1, P6.2.w13)
Pathological findings
  • Under electron microscopy, typical parapoxvirus particles were seen in skin scrapings. (J245.20.w1)
Further Information
  • It was thought that the source of infection might have been a keeper who was a caretaker for sheep and for bonobos. (P6.2.w13)
Associated Techniques
Host taxa groups /species
Author Dr Debra Bourne MA VetMB PhD MRCVS (V.w5)

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