What Is A Cow Pox?

May 01 11:01 2019 Print This Article

It is defined as a disorder in which there is an involvement of the skin and is caused by a virus. This virus is known as a cow pox virus. It is related to the other virus known as vaccinia virus. The blisters are formed in these disorders which are red in color. This virus has been proved to be quite successful in case of vaccinations. It was quite successful against the small pox. It is caused by variola virus.

There was an English physician who lived in the rural area. Some of them had this disease and were able to recover it. They did not have the disease for rest of their life. They did not got small pox also. Small poxes even lead to the death of individuals. He took the contents from small pox lesions and gave it to the healthy people.

This virus has been mainly found in the developed countries. Human cases can also occur from the cats. This virus is present in the cows as well as in the case of rodents and wolves. In the cats one can see lesions at the face, neck and fore limbs. There is also an infection which involves the respiratory tree. The symptoms caused by cow pox virus are localized and are present on the hand and is localized here. The incubation period ranges from 1 to 2 weeks that is time the person gets an infection and the symptoms develop. In the summer as well as autumn season this virus remains active.

What are the signs and symptoms of cow pox?

It includes the lesions at the face, neck and fore limbs. There is also an infection which involves the respiratory tree. The symptoms caused by cow pox virus are localized and are present on the hand and is localized here.

How cow pox can be prevented?

It includes the use of proper infection control and other preventive measures.

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