"Orthopoxvirus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A genus of the family POXVIRIDAE, subfamily CHORDOPOXVIRINAE, comprising many species infecting mammals. Viruses of this genus cause generalized infections and a rash in some hosts. The type species is VACCINIA VIRUS.
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