Cow Pox Disease

Were you looking for information about Cowpox? Cow pox disease is a common misspelling and variation of cowpox.
Cowpox is a viral infection that is mainly found in Europe, particularly in the UK. It is found in wild rodents, most commonly in bank voles, wood mice, and field voles. Transmission from these animals to humans is rare. When a human does contract cowpox, symptoms may include a fever, chills, loss of appetite, and swelling of lymph nodes. In making a cowpox diagnosis, a healthcare provider will usually ask a number of questions related to current symptoms, recent exposure to animals, and any family history of medical conditions or illnesses, among other things. He or she will also perform a physical exam to look for signs and symptoms of cowpox -- and will also consider other illnesses that may cause symptoms similar to those seen with cowpox (such as chickenpox or anthrax). There are currently no proven treatments that can kill the cowpox virus; treating cowpox involves relieving its symptoms while the body fights the virus that causes it.
(Click Cowpox for the full eMedTV article on this topic. This article provides more in-depth information about symptoms of the infection, which animals can transmit the cowpox virus to humans, and how long the incubation period is for the illness.)
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