Isolation of a Poxvirus from a Black-tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus)

J. F. Patton, R. W. Nordhausen, Leslie Woods, Nigel J Maclachlan

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A poxvirus was isolated during the latter half of 1993 from a black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) that died of fulminant adenovirus infection in California (USA). The poxvirus was isolated from a pooled tissue homogenate, after repeated serial blind passages in primary black-tailed deer testicular cells. Based on electron microscopic examination of the virus, we observed morphologic features typical of the genus Orthopoxvirus, although definitive characterization was not done.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-533
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1996


  • Black-tailed deer
  • Odocoileus hemionus columbianus
  • Poxvirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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