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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the kingdom Virus — made up of many DNA viruses that can replicate in cell cytoplasm.


New Latin pox +‎ -viridae (Wiktionary)


  • ST-669 is SIGA's lead broad-spectrum antiviral candidate compound for viruses in the Poxviridae, Filoviridae, Bunyaviridae, Arenaviridae, Flaviviridae, Togaviridae, Retroviridae, and Picornaviridae families.


  • Vaccinia virus (VACV) is a member of the Poxviridae family and is well established as a model for the study of poxvirus biology and disease, with the route of administration playing a major role in outcome.

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