All 5 case-patients were negative for cowpox
virus, monkeypox virus, F.
After seeing their GP, they were sent to the Countess of Chester Hospital, where he was diagnosed with cowpox
Dr Aysha Javed - who diagnosed the boy - said it was the first case of cowpox
she had seen.
virus, a cousin of variola virus, causes a mild smallpox-like disease in cows.
There is no specific treatment for pseudo cowpox
, and diseases cure itself only unless secondary bacterial infection does not occurs.
BEIRUT: The Agriculture Ministry announced Friday that it is following up on a suspected outbreak of cowpox
that was found in bovine in north Lebanon's Akkar.
Eradication was made possible by the ability of vaccinia virus to induce cross-protective immunity against other viruses within the orthopoxvirus genus capable of producing human infection (e.g., variola, monkeypox, and cowpox
to beat smallpox The idea of using one disease to fight another is not new.
We have been protecting ourselves by using vaccines since 1796, when Edward Jenner made the breakthrough using small amounts, initially, of cowpox
The first vaccination (in 1798) for small pox (using vaccine derived from cowpox
) laid the foundation for this accomplishment.
When Edward Jenner first published his finding in 1798 that the immunization of individuals with cowpox
virus would produce mild disease and render full protection from smallpox, rumors emerged that people would develop horns like cows from the inoculation.
Edward Jenner reported that cowpox
, a milder version, was just as effective in achieving immunity, inoculation -- which was steadily improved over the years -- became standard procedure and eventually led to the elimination of the dread disease.