Contagious Ecthyma (Orf, see Contagious Ecthyma)

Viral Diseases
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Animals Involved

Sheep, goats, camelids, reindeer, wild ungulates; rare cases in dogs

Known Distributions

Worldwide

Probable Means of Spreading

Occupational exposure via contact with broken skin (both live animals and meat processing)

Clinical Manifestations in People

Papule(s) that umbilicate and ulcerate, usually on hands; dissemination rare; large lesions refractory to treatment can be seen in immunosuppressed

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