Scabby mouth | definition of scabby mouth by Medical dictionary
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A specific disease of sheep and goats, caused by the orf virus, family Poxviridae. This virus is transmissible to humans and characterized by vesiculation and ulceration of the infected site.
[O.E. orfcwealm, murrain, fr. orf, cattle, + cwealm, destruction]
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Both Arab countries claim too many of the animals have a disease called scabby mouth
"These requirements did not include any conditions relating to Scabby Mouth
and Bahrain had not notified Australia that it was a disease of concern."
It is also known by several other alternative names, including sore mouth, scabby mouth
and contagious pustular dermatitis.