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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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"I wasn't aware of any side-effects and didn't even know there could be such serious side-effects from chicken pox," said her mother.
POX Drives Improvement Post-2019: The group is constructing the POX Hub at Pokrovskiy to process refractory gold ore, which accounts for around 50% of the group's reserves.
PCR analysis showed that 75% of the analyzed sheep pox virus disease was induced by SGP in the measured Iraqi sheep populations, which included cross breeds in central Iraq (Table 2), (Figure 2).
"There is, however, the possibility that the visitor's hands or clothes were contaminated in the animal pox room from smallpox virus deposited on surfaces or perhaps airborne, and in this way the virus was carried to Janet."
Salma Shaikh further informed about the chicken pox that during pregnancy chickenpox can cause serious problems especially when infection occurs early in the pregnancy or at the time of delivery.
Grey squirrels, while immune to the virus, are known to spread the squirrel pox to the smaller reds, who do not possess the same immunity.
While chicken pox is usually mild and clears up in around a week, it can be dangerous for pregnant women, newborn babies and people with a weakened immune system.
Keywords: Sheep pox, Histopathology,PCR, Saudi Arabia.
Muscat: An increase in outdoor temperatures over the past few weeks has caused many residents to contract the flu or chicken pox.
But, as the number of children getting chicken pox gets smaller, the number of adults getting shingles is growing--and no one really knows why, Dr.
A person who has had chicken pox could find the virus reactivated in his/her senior years.
A 2005 study found that during 1998-2003, the incidence of chicken pox in Massachusetts went down by 79%, while the incidence of shingles increased by 90% (BMC Public Health.