Pathogens

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

Enveloped viruses
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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