Contagious pustular dermatitis of Japanese serow
This disease is due to orf virus in parapoxviruses. This disease
was detected in 9 of 85 Japanese serows, a special national treasure,
protected in Iwate prefecture in 1981. Serows with this disease were
also detected in Miyagi, Fukushima, and Yamagata Prefectures, suggesting
prevalence of this disease in a wide area of the Tohoku region.
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Address inquiries to the following.
Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture,
Iwate University., Morioka, 020-8550, Japan