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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?

a. Cows
b. Sheep
c. Chickens
d. Rabbits
e. Cats

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Dr. N●●●●●●a G●●●●●t
Dr. N●●●●●●a G●●●●●t Paediatrics
Cows
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Dr. S●●●●●h N●●h
Dr. S●●●●●h N●●h Paediatrics
Cats
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Dr. A●●●●y P J●●●●v
Dr. A●●●●y P J●●●●v Paediatrics
- First most common sources, Cats (Wherein it shows Symptoms)... - And then Rodents (No Symptoms of the disease seen).... - Classically and historically it has been described due to its association with Dr Edward Jenner having discovered vaccine for small pox using its medium as cow pox. But later modern vaccines against small pox were made using "Vaccinia" strain of Orthomyxoviruses... (Ref: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/cowpox-virus)... Read more
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