Parapoxviruses (PPVs) of the family Poxviridae are zoonotic viruses which cause contagious pustular skin infections of sheep, goats and cattle worldwide. PPV Pseudocowpox virus and Orf virus have been found in Finnish reindeer suffering contagious pustular stomatitis.
Maria Hautaniemi, M.Sc., Researcher at the Veterinary Virology Research Unit of the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, will defend her doctoral thesis for the University of Helsinki (Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences) on Friday, 29 June 2012,
at 12 o’clock.
The public defence will be held at Biokeskus 2, Auditorio 1041, Viikinkaari 5, Helsinki.