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Pox may refer to:


  • Poxviruses
    • Cowpox, a rodent disease that can infect cattle, and also transmissible to humans; used for vaccination against smallpox
    • Goatpox, also Sheeppox, an infectious disease of sheep and goats
    • Horse pox, an infectious disease of horses
    • Smallpox, an eradicated infectious disease unique to humans, caused by either of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor
    • Mousepox, an iatrogenic infectious disease of laboratory mice
    • Rabbitpox, an iatrogenic infectious disease of laboratory rabbits
    • Myxomatosis, "rabbit pox", an infectious disease of wild rabbits
    • Squirrel pox, an infectious disease of squirrels
    • Monkeypox, an infectious rodent disease than can infect primates
    • Canarypox, a disease of wild and captive birds
    • Pigeon pox, an infectious disease of pigeons
    • Fowlpox, an infectious disease of poultry
  • Plum pox, the most devastating viral disease of stone fruit from the genus Prunus
  • White pox disease, a coral disease
  • Chickenpox, a highly contagious illness caused by primary infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV)
  • Syphilis, also known as grande verole, the “great pox”, a sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochetal bacteria Treponema pallidum pallidum
  • Rickettsialpox, a rickettsial disease spread by mites


  • Pox: Save the People, a 2010 board game and mobile game
  • P-O-X, a 2001 handheld electronic game
  • PoxNora, a 2006 multiplayer online game that combines a collectible card game with a turn-based strategy game in a fantasy setting
  • Plain Old XML, basic XML, a computer data representation format
  • Orthopox 13, a character in the video game series Destroy All Humans!

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