scabby mouth

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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.