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An acute infectious disease of domesticated swine caused by a virus and characterized by skin lesions.
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1. (Veterinary Science) Also called: variola porcina an acute infectious viral disease of pigs characterized by skin eruptions
2. (Pathology) a form of chickenpox in which the skin eruptions are not pitted
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a mild pox disease of swine, caused by a virus related to that of cowpox.
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Swine pox. In: Leman AD, Straw BE, Mengeling WL, D'Allaire S, Taylor DJ, editors.
Immunofluorescent and morphologic studies on swine pox. Pathol Vet.
They are incriminated in the transmission of the virus of swine pox that often accompanies skin lesions (papules, pistules, scabs) (Dobson, 1986) and Staphylococcus infection.