Nosocomial buffalopoxvirus infection, Karachi, Pakistan

Afia Zafar, Robert Swanepoel, Roger Hewson, Mazhar Nizam, Altaf Ahmed, Akhtar Husain, Antoinette Grobbelaar, Kevin Bewley, Valerie Mioulet, Barry Dowsett, Linda Easterbrook, Rumina Hasan

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During 5 months in 2004-2005, buffalopoxvirus infection, confirmed by virus isolation and limited nucleic acid sequencing, spread between 5 burns units in Karachi, Pakistan. The outbreak was related to movement of patients between units. Control measures reduced transmission, but sporadic cases continued due to the admission of new patients with community-acquired infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)902-904
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


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