Concomitant human infections with 2 cowpox virus strains in related cases, france, 2011

Publié le 2 December 2013
Mis à jour le 5 juillet 2019

We investigated 4 related human cases of cowpox virus infection reported in France during 2011. Three patients were infected by the same strain, probably transmitted by imported pet rats, and the fourth patient was infected by another strain. The 2 strains were genetically related to viruses previously isolated from humans with cowpox infection in Europe. (R.A.)

Auteur : Ducournau C, Ferrier Rembert A, Ferraris O, Joffre A, Favier AL, Flusin O, van Cauteren D, Kecir K, Auburtin B, Vedy S, Bessaud M, Peyrefitte CN
Emerging infectious diseases, 2013, vol. 19, n°. 12, p. 1996-9