This virus can exist in the soil for many years and is very contagious, but can only enter the body through a wound. Shearers will not shear scabby sheep. The disease is also known as orf, contagious pustular dermatitis, and contagious ecthyma.
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University of Otago, Virus Research Unit, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
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