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Full-length genome characterization of a novel recombinant vaccine-like lumpy skin disease virus strain detected during the climatic winter in Russia, 2019

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An uncharacteristic outbreak of lumpy skin disease was reported in the Republic of Udmurtiya, Russia, during the climatic winter of March 2019. The causative lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV_Udmurtiya_Russia_2019) was shown to be a recombinant composed of a live attenuated Neethling-type vaccine strain as the dominant parental strain and a Kenyan KSGP/NI-2490-like virus as its minor parental strain, with 24 statistically significant recombination events that are not identical to those in LSDV Saratov/2017, in which 27 events were identified.

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Sprygin, A., Van Schalkwyk, A., Shumilova, I. et al. Full-length genome characterization of a novel recombinant vaccine-like lumpy skin disease virus strain detected during the climatic winter in Russia, 2019. Arch Virol 165, 2675–2677 (2020).

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