Papillomaviruses are a diverse group of DNA-based viruses that infect the skin and mucous membranes of humans and a variety of animals. 100 different HPV types have been identified to date. Various types of HPV may cause warts while others may cause a subclinical infection resulting in precancerous lesions. All HPVs are transmitted by skin-to-skin contact.
bovine papilloma virus; BPV; HPV; Human papilloma virus