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Volume 23, Number 4—April 2017

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Detection and Molecular Characterization of Zoonotic Poxviruses Circulating in the Amazon Region of Colombia, 2014

Jose A. Usme-Ciro, Andrea Paredes, Diana M. Walteros, Erica Natalia Tolosa-Pérez, Katherine Laiton-Donato, Maria del Carmen Pinzón, Brett W. Petersen, Nadia F. Gallardo-Romero, Yu Li, Kimberly Wilkins, Whitni Davidson, Jinxin Gao, Nishi Patel, Yoshinori Nakazawa, Mary G. Reynolds, P. S. Satheshkumar, Ginny L. Emerson, Andrés Páez-MartínezComments to Author , and Andrés Páez Martínez.
Author affiliations: Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá, Colombia (J.A. Usme-Ciro, A. Paredes, D.M. Walteros, E.N. Tolosa-Pérez, K. Laiton-Donato, A. Páez-Martínez); Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Santa Marta, Colombia (J.A. Usme-Ciro); Laboratorio Departamental de Salud de Caquetá, Caquetá, Colombia (M. del Carmen Pinzón); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA (B.W. Petersen, N.F. Gallardo-Romero, Y. Li, K. Wilkins, W. Davidson, J. Gao, N. Patel, Y. Nakazawa, M.G. Reynolds, P.S. Satheshkumar, G.L. Emerson); Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá (A. Páez-Martínez)

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Location of 6 patients with poxvirus infections and photographs of lesions from 3 patients, Colombia, 2014. A) The municipalities of Valparaíso (residence of patients 1–5) and Solita (residence of patient 6) are 36 km apart in the southwestern region of the department of Caquetá. Yellow, white, and blue stars denote locations of patients 2, 3, and 4, respectively. Inset shows location of Caquetá in Colombia. Map source: Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (http://geoportal.dane.g

Figure 1. Location of 6 patients with poxvirus infections and photographs of lesions from 3 patients, Colombia, 2014. A) The municipalities of Valparaíso (residence of patients 1–5) and Solita (residence of patient 6) are 36 km apart in the southwestern region of the department of Caquetá. Yellow, white, and blue stars denote locations of patients 2, 3, and 4, respectively. Inset shows location of Caquetá in Colombia. Map source: Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (http://geoportal.dane.gov.co/). B–D) Exanthematous lesions on the hands of dairy farm workers depicting the varying sizes of lesions and typical evolution of ulcers. Patient 2 (B) tested positive for vaccinia virus, patient 3 (C) had inconclusive results, and patient 4 (D) was positive for parapoxvirus.

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