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pox

1. any disease characterized by the formation of pustules on the skin that often leave pockmarks when healed
2. an informal name for syphilis

pox

[päks]
(medicine)
A vesicular or pustular exanthematic disease that may leave pit scars.
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The UAE has temporarily banned the import of various types of sheep and goats and their products from Kazakhstan because of the appearance of chicken pox disease among the animals, reports official news agency WAM.
Grey squirrels muscle reds out of their habitats, spread the squirrel pox disease which can kill reds in 48 hours and also feed their young on the chicks of birds taken from nests.
They carry the squirrel pox disease, which is fatal to reds, and are more and more encroaching on red territory.