Cowpox

Cowpox is a skin disease caused by a virus known as the Cowpox virus. The pox is related to the vaccinia virus and got its name from the distribution of the disease when dairymaids touched the udders of infected cows. The ailment manifests itself in the form of red blisters and is transmitted by touch from infected animals to humans. Cowpox is sim
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cowpox

[n] - a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder
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Cowpox

Cowpox: A mild skin disease of milk cows, principally confined to the udder and teats, that may be contracted by people from milking an infected cow. People develop vesicles (blebs) which break and form ulcers on the fingers (sometimes called 'milkers nodules'). These usually heal without scarring. Cowpox protects against smallpox and was used by E
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Cowpox

Cow'pox` (-pŏks`) noun (Medicine) A pustular eruptive disease of the cow, which, when communicated to the human system, as by vaccination, protects from the smallpox; vaccinia; -- called also kinepox , cowpock , and kinepock . Dunglison.
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cowpox

A mild, eruptive skin disease of milk cows caused by cowpox virus, with lesions occurring principally on the udder and teats. Human infection may occur while milking an infected animal. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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cowpox

vaccinia noun a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox
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cowpox

(kouĀ“poks) a mild pustular eruption affecting milk cows, usually confined to the udder and teats, caused by the cowpox virus, and transmissible to humans. In the 18th century, Edward Jenner discovered that cowpox could be transmitted to humans who milked or tended cattle, and that persons who contracted it in this way s...
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Cowpox

• (n.) A pustular eruptive disease of the cow, which, when communicated to the human system, as by vaccination, protects from the smallpox; vaccinia; -- called also kinepox, cowpock, and kinepock.
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cowpox

mildly eruptive disease of cows that when transmitted to otherwise healthy humans produces immunity to smallpox. The cowpox virus is closely related ... [3 related articles]
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cowpox

cowpox, infectious disease of cows caused by a virus related to the virus of smallpox. Also called variola, it is characterized by pustular lesions on the teats and udder. Cowpox is transmitted by contact, inducing a mild infection of the hands in persons who milk infected cows. The fact that such p...
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Cowpox

Cowpox is a contagious viral disease of cows characterised by vesicles on the skin, particularly on the teats and udder. Edward Jenner popularised the incorrect notion that persons who had contracted cowpox were immune from contracting smallpox (based on a solitary example of a boy whom, having been deliberately infected with cowpox was later injec
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