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In people with normal immune systems, cowpox improves within several weeks. Scars will remain, but there are no other long-term effects.
In immunocompromised adults and children (especially those with atopic dermatitis), an infection with the cowpox virus may lead to an extensive rash over most parts of the body. In extreme cases, it can also cause death.