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If smallpox only affected humans, where did the first person contract it from? Is the virus related to other "pox"? Rickettsial, cow, chicken?

If smallpox only affected humans, where did the first person contract it from? Is the virus related to other "pox"? Rickettsial, cow, chicken?

Virus: If they're all named with the same genus because they are related. Chicken pox is a herpesvirus; the rule only works with the latin names. These viruses mutate and gene-swap so that's how they can 'jump species' and change from being zoonotic to affecting humans. ...Read more

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What exactly is cowpox?

What exactly is cowpox?

See below: Cowpox is a skin disease caused by a virus known as the cowpox virus. The pox is related to the vaccinia virus and got its name from the distribution of the disease when dairymaids touched the udders of infected cows. Patients have red blisters and is transmitted by touch from infected animals to humans. Cowpox is similar to but much milder than the highly contagious and sometimes deadly smallpox. ...Read more

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What bacterial infection can be mistaken for cowpox, monkeypox, or orf?

What bacterial infection can be mistaken for cowpox, monkeypox, or orf?

Not many: There are few if any bacterial infections which produce the vesicular eruption typical of these viral illnesses. It is conceivable that an inexperienced observer could mistake this for staph or strep scalded skin syndrome, but not likely. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms of chicken pox?

What r the symptoms of chicken pox?

Fever and blisters : Chickenpox is caused by the varicella virus. There is often an initial associated fever and a rash that consists of small blisters on a red base (dew drop on a rose petal appearance). There may also be sores in the mouth. Most people have either been vaccinated or can be immune from childhood exposure. Blood titers can be checked to see if you are immune or have been recently infected. See doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chicken pox?

What are the symptoms of chicken pox?

Chicken pox : Chicken pox is a infection caused by a virus . Typical symptoms comprise of prodrome of runny nose , watery eyes and fever followed by appearance of itchy bumps which change to fluid filled blisters . Rashes start on abdomen and back and spread to other areas of body . There is no treatment besides using paracetamol for fever and calamine lotion or pinetarsal for itching . ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the chicken pox?

Skin and system: Since chicken pox (varicella) is a viral disease patients often have a prodrome of non-specific viral symptoms (fever, feeling bad, etc) before the rash develops. A patient is contagious until all of the lesions have crusted over. ...Read more

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What are the sign and symptoms of chicken pox?

Rash, fever: Chicken pox will most often start off as a rash . The rash often starts out on the abdomen, and is papulopustular in appearance. Itching is quite common. There may be associated fever, and upper respiratory symptoms. Babies may get quite sick from the chicken pox so if unvaccinated, should seek medical care. ...Read more

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Can chicken pox and have no symptoms?

Can chicken pox and have no symptoms?

Probably happens : Although most people who get chickenpox will have 200+ blisters and other recognizable symptoms, some do not. Testing shows about 80% of adults who say they never had it test positive for antibody.Some likely had a few lesions buried in their scalp that were called something else or never noticed. My understanding is this was limited to kids.I doubt an adult could be so lucky. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of chicken pox?

Viral illness: Chickenpox has an incubation of 10-21 days, commonly 14 days. It presents as a cold with fever 101-102 for a day or so and then break out in spots. To diagnose it there must be spots in 3 stages- flea bite looking red bumps, blisters, and scabbed blisters. It can be anywhere on the body and in the mouth too. It is very itchy. Homeopathic rhus tox helps as does oatmeal bath, benadryl (diphenhydramine). Lasts 7 days. ...Read more