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Viral life cycle

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Completion of the viral life cycle is absolutely dependent on a process of keratinocyte differentiation. Theoretically, time from infection to release of infective virions can take as short as 3 weeks because within this time keratinocytes usually undergo complete differentiation and desquamate. In reality, this period can vary from weeks to months.

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