comparative live bioluminescence imaging of monkeypox virus dissemination in a wild-derived inbred mouse (mus musculus castaneus) and outbred african dormouse (graphiurus kelleni).monkeypox virus belongs to the orthopoxvirus genus, infects rodents and monkeys in africa, produces a smallpox-like zoonotic disease in humans, and has the potential for global spread and exploitation for bioterrorism. several small animal models for studying monkeypox virus pathogenesis have been investigated. the african dormouse is a candidate natural host but is outbred and no immunological reagents exist. although not a natural host, the cast/eij mouse is inbred and animals and reagents are ...201525462355
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