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enveloped viruses

Molluscipoxvirus (Molluscum contagiosum virus, MCV)
(enveloped virus)


These viruses have glycoproteins on their envelope, which are potential targets for external influences.

Molluscipoxvirus is an enveloped virus with double-stranded DNA and belongs to the family of Poxviridae.

In humans, the virus triggers Molluscum contagiosum (MC). After the eradication of smallpox, MC is the only clinical relevant human-specific poxvirus infection (incidence 0.1 - 5 %). Severe forms with atypical symptoms have been observed in AIDS patients.

The main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects.

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