An 11-year-old girl presented to the hospital with 3-week history of an an ulcerated lesion on her cheek, unresponsive to a course of antibiotics. PCR testing of a swab specimen from the lesion was positive for orthopoxvirus DNA and cowpox virus-specific oligonucleotides.
Exposure to what animal is the likely route of transmission?
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