Camelpox - WikipediaRegret for the inconvenience: we are taking measures to prevent fraudulent form submissions by extractors and page crawlers. Received: June 14, Published: July 24, DOI: Download PDF. Mastitis in camels has been reported from almost all camel rearing countries. Besides causing the loss in milk production, it has hazardous effects on human beings and suckling calves. Many infective agents have been implicated as causes of mastitis in camels, however, bacterial infections are considered the primary cause of mastitis in camel.
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Camelpox is a disease of camels caused by a virus of the family Poxviridae , subfamily Chordopoxvirinae , and the genus Orthopoxvirus. It causes skin lesions and a generalized infection. The viral genetic material is contained in double stranded linear DNA consisting of , tightly packed base pairs. Two lateral bodies are found outside the viral core, and are believed to hold the enzymes required for viral reproduction. The Camelpox virus most often affects members of family Camelidae. However, recent studies show that the disease can be transmitted to both humans and arthropods. The Camelpox virus is spread in three ways: direct contact, indirect contact, and insect vectors.
Trypanosoma evansi is the cause of trypanosomiasis Surra which multiplies in the blood and body fluids of camel. Based on author knowledge, outbreak of trypanosomiasis has not been reported in Iran yet. Camels in Southern Fars province of Iran, suffering from mortalities and abortions, were examined clinically. Blood samples were prepared from affected camels. Haematologic indices were measured.