Pox virus infection of a domestic cat is reported. It was manifest clinically as a skin infection which resolved within two months. Histopathology and electron microscopy of the epidermis revealed inclusion bodies typical of pox virus infection. Serological examination of convalescent serum confirmed recent pox virus infection. Cow pox virus was considered as the most likely infectious agent in this case.
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