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  • n. a viral disease of camels closely related to smallpox

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Examples

  • Iraqi officials also admitted to U.N. weapons inspectors that they had conducted military research on a closely related virus called camelpox, which could have been used as a "surrogate" to develop production and dissemination techniques for smallpox virus.

    Scared Of Smallpox

  • A given organism might be a purely agricultural threat, such as camelpox, to an overlap agent that threatens both humans and agriculture, such as Inspection

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • It had experimented with camelpox, a benign bug in its own right but more likely a stand-in for the much more worrisome smallpox virus.

    What Can Iraq Do?

  • May possess smallpox virus; tested camelpox prior to Gulf War.

    Fair Game

  • Saddam Hussein has investigated dozens of biological agents causing diseases such as gas gangrene, plague, typhus, tetanus, cholera, camelpox and hemorrhagic fever, and he also has the wherewithal to develop smallpox.

    Address to the United Nations Security Council on Iraq and WMD

  • Saddam Hussein has investigated dozens of biological agents causing diseases such as gas gangrene, plague, typhus (ph), tetanus, cholera, camelpox and hemorrhagic fever, and he also has the wherewithal to develop smallpox.

    CNN Transcript Feb 5, 2003

  • Geoffrey Smith of Imperial College in London sequenced a strain of “camelpox” virus isolated from camels in Iran in 1970 and his findings were published in the April issue of the Journal of General Virology.

    Camel Virus Becomes Iraq’s Most Deadly Weapon? | Impact Lab

  • We knew about some work done in Iraq with camelpox virus, which is a good surrogate for a smallpox virus.

    CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2001

  • Variola, which causes smallpox, belongs to a family of pox viruses that include camelpox, monkeypox, cowpox, buffalopox and others.

    Breaking News: CBS News

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