This virion contains an envelope that covers its protein capsids. Viral envelopes are often used to help viruses enter host cells.
This is a DNA virus, meaning its genetic code consists of deoxyribonucleic acid as opposed to ribonucleic acid. The genome is also double-stranded. All DNA viruses are double-stranded with the exception of parvovirus.
This virus genome is double-stranded linear, as opposed to circular.
This virus has a unique non-icosahedral shape that is exceptionally large and shaped like a brick.
Smallpox was an infectious disease that localized in small blood vessels of the skin and mucosal surfaces, causing a characteristic maculopapular rash and fluid-filled blisters. The last naturally occurring case of this disease was in 1977 and has since been eradicated.
Cowpox is a skin disease that got its name from how the disease was transmitted to humans. Dairymaids contracted disease when they touched the udders of infected cows, leading to red blisters that were similar to, but much milder than smallpox.
Molluscum contagiosum causes a characteristic flesh-colored umbilicated domed lesion on the skin. This viral disease has higher incidence in children, sexually active adults and the immunocompromised, and is spread through skin-to-skin contact. These lesions are generally non- painful, but can be pruritic or become irritated.
Molluscum contagiosum causes a characteristic flesh-colored umbilicated domed lesion on the skin.
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