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Volume 19, Number 12—December 2013

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Concomitant Human Infections with 2 Cowpox Virus Strains in Related Cases, France, 2011

Corinne Ducournau, Audrey Ferrier-Rembert, Olivier Ferraris, Aurélie Joffre, Anne-Laure Favier, Olivier Flusin, Dieter Van Cauteren, Kaci Kecir, Brigitte Auburtin, Serge Védy, Maël Bessaud, and Christophe N. PeyrefitteComments to Author 
Author affiliations: French Army Biomedical Research Institut, Grenoble and Lyon, France (C. Ducournau, A. Ferrier-Rembert, O. Ferraris, A. Joffre, A.-L. Favier, O. Flusin, C.N. Peyrefitte); National Reference Center for Orthopoxviruses, Grenoble (C. Ducournau, O. Ferraris, C.N. Peyrefitte); French Institute for Public Health Surveillance, Lyon (D. Van Cauteren); Regional Hospital of Epinal, Epinal, France (K. Kecir, B. Auburtin); Legouest Military Hospital, Metz, France (S. Védy); UMR190 Aix Marseille University EHESP French School of Public Health, Marseille, France (M. Bessaud)

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Cowpox virus infection in 4 persons in France. The case-patients were infected in 2011 by virus transmitted from infected pet rats. A) Cutaneous lesion on patient 1. B) Cytopathic effects observed on Vero cell monolayers with isolate CEPAD332. Scale bar represents 500 μm. C) Cytopathic effects observed on Vero cell monolayers with isolate CEPAD335. Scale bar represents 500 μm. D) Negative-staining electron microscopy image of isolate CEPAD332. Scale bar represents 100 nm. E) Negative-staining el

Figure 1. . Cowpox virus infection in 4 persons in France. The case-patients were infected in 2011 by virus transmitted from infected pet rats. A) Cutaneous lesion on patient 1. B) Cytopathic effects observed on Vero cell monolayers with isolate CEPAD332. Scale bar represents 500 μm. C) Cytopathic effects observed on Vero cell monolayers with isolate CEPAD335. Scale bar represents 500 μm. D) Negative-staining electron microscopy image of isolate CEPAD332. Scale bar represents 100 nm. E) Negative-staining electron microscopy image of isolate CEPAD335. Scale bar represents 100 nm.

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