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An outbreak of cowpox in the municipality of prata state of minas gerais brazil

Silva, P.L.D.; Coelho, H.E.; Viana, F.C.; Lucio, W.F.; Ribeiro, S.C.D.A.; Oliveira, P.R.D.

Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia 38(3): 323-330


ISSN/ISBN: 0102-0935
Accession: 004733674

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An outbreak of Cowpox caused by the Cowpox virus was reported on dairy farms located in the Municipality of Prata, State of Minas Gerais (Brazil). The disease affected men a well as bovines. The lesions, characterized by vesicles, were observed in the fingers, hands, fore-arms and arms of men and in the mammary glands and teats of cows. The diagnosis was based on the macro- and microscopic lesions, the animal-man-animal transmissibility and on the specific laboratorial tests. A differential diagnosis was done with herpes mamillitis, pseudo variola and variola through the vaccinia virus. The outbreak was undercontrol after three months of preventive measures.

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