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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Jan;19(1):102-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1901.120421.

Sheep-to-human transmission of Orf virus during Eid al-Adha religious practices, France.

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  • 1Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France. antoine.nougairede@ap-hm.fr

Abstract

Five persons in France were infected with Orf virus after skin wounds were exposed to infected sheep tissues during Eid al-Adha, the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice. Infections were confirmed by electron microscopy, PCR, and sequence analysis. Prevention and control of this underdiagnosed disease can be achieved by educating physicians, slaughterhouse workers, and persons participating in Eid al-Adha.

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