First molecular characterization of a Turkish orf virus strain from a human based on a partial B2L sequence

Karakas A., OĞUZOĞLU T. Ç. , Coskun O., Artuk C., Mert G., Gul H. C. , ...More

ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY, vol.158, no.5, pp.1105-1108, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 158 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00705-012-1575-5
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1105-1108


Cases of orf virus infection in human in Turkey have been reported for many years. Scab material from a man was found positive by PCR using pan-parapox-specific primers for parapoxvirus infection. The amplicon was purified and sequenced. The present study provides for the first time a phylogenetic analysis of parapoxviruses from Turkey. The partial B2L gene sequence of a Turkish orf virus from a human presented here may be useful for characterization of parapoxvirus infections in Turkey based on the phylogenetic analysis studies.