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Pseudocowpox virus
Virus classification
Group: Group I (dsDNA)
Family: Poxviridae
Genus: Parapoxvirus
Species: Pseudocowpox virus
Classification and external resources
Specialty infectious disease
ICD-10 B08.0
ICD-9-CM 051.1
DiseasesDB 32045
eMedicine article/1132823
MeSH D011213

Pseudocowpox is a disease caused by Pseudocowpox virus, (also known as "Paravaccinia") a virus of the family Poxviridae and the genus Parapoxvirus.[1]:393 Pseudocowpox is a worldwide disease of cattle. Symptoms include ring or horseshoe shaped scabs on the teats, which usually heal within six weeks.[2] Lesions may also develop on the muzzles and in the mouths of nursing calves. Spread is by fomites, including hands, calves' mouths, and milking machines.

Lesions may also appear on the hands of milkers, a clinical presentation known as Milker's Nodule. This disease in humans is nearly identical to orf.[3]

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  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  2. ^ Fenner, Frank J.; Gibbs, E. Paul J.; Murphy, Frederick A.; Rott, Rudolph; Studdert, Michael J.; White, David O. (1993). Veterinary Virology (2nd ed.). Academic Press, Inc. ISBN 0-12-253056-X. 
  3. ^ Carter, G.R.; Wise, D.J. (2006). "Poxviridae". A Concise Review of Veterinary Virology. Retrieved 2006-06-13.