Alaskapox Virus

Alaskapox, known as orthopoxviruses,  belongs to a family of brick-shaped viruses. The bug can infect animals and humans and tend to cause lesions, or pox, on the skin. Each has its own characteristics, and some are considered more dangerous than others.

Bugs family members include Smallpox, camelpox, cowpox, horsepox, and mpox — formerly known as monkeypox. Generally found in small mammals  It mainly has been found in, including red-backed voles and shrews. But pets, such as dogs and cats, may also carry the virus.

It is believed that believe Alaskapox spreads through contact with infected animals.


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