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Contagious Ecthyma

Other Names: Orf, Ecthyma Contagiosum, Contagious Pustular Dermatitis, Contagious Pustular Stomatitis, Infectious Labial Dermatitis, Soremouth, Scabby Mouth
Contagious echthyma is a highly contagious, zoonotic, viral skin disease that affects sheep, goats, and some other domesticated and wild ruminants.

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  • Poxviridae Parapoxvirus

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