swinepox


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swinepox

(swīn′pŏks′)
n.
An acute infectious disease of domesticated swine caused by a virus and characterized by skin lesions.
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Swinepox causes skin eruptions that persist over the entire body for 1 to 2 wk and then disappear.
Swinepox disease has a worldwide distribution, and 4 outbreaks of similar infections were reported in pig herds in Brazil during 1976-2001 (3).
Outbreaks of swinepox disorders have been frequently reported in Europe, North America, and Oceania, and special attention has been given to congenital cases, which usually lead to high case-fatality rates (2,8,9).