Tanapox

Viral Diseases

Animals Involved

Nonhuman primates

Known Distributions

Asia, Africa, and in monkey colonies

Probable Means of Spreading

Direct contact through broken skin; mosquitoes suspected to be vector in Africa

Clinical Manifestations in People

Nonspecific febrile illness and papulovesicular or nodular lesions (lesions may be pruritic or tender), often on extremities; more than one or two skin lesions uncommon

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