ecthyma contagiosum


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ecthyma contagiosum

A benign self-limited parapoxvirus infection acquired by handling infected sheep and goat skins and flesh which, in young animals, causes watery warty lesions of the cornea, mucous membranes and lips
Agent Orf virus is similar to that causing milker’s nodes
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Orf (also known as ecthyma contagiosum or contagious pustular dermatitis) is primarily a disease of sheep and goats; man is infected on coming in contact with infected sheep or goats or with a fomite carrying the orf virus.