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what is cow pox and is it infectious to humans

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what is cow pox and is it infectious to humans
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Hi there,

Cowpox is a virus typically found in cattle and rodents (and some other animals). Cats can get it by hunting rodents and can pass it on to humans, but this does not happen very commonly.

Hope this helps; please let me know if you have any other questions.
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