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Zoonotic transmission of bovine papular stomatitis virus
  1. Paul Holmes1,
  2. Moyna Richey1,
  3. Colin McInnes2,
  4. Ann Wood2,
  5. Alex Schock3,
  6. Esme Wilson4 and
  7. Paul Verney4
  1. AHVLA – Shrewsbury, Kendal Road, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 4HD
  2. Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0PZ
  3. AHVLA – Lasswade, International Research Centre, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0PZ
  4. Severn Edge Veterinary Group, Hollybush Road, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4AR
  1. e-mail: paul.holmes{at}

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BOVINE papular stomatitis virus (BPSV) is usually considered a mild disease in calves and is rarely associated with severe disease problems. We would like to report a case in which this virus was acquired from a calf and caused severe disease in one of its handlers.

A six-week-old Aberdeen Angus suckler calf with chronic scour had been treated by the owner and the owner's assistant for over a week before it was euthanased and submitted to Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) – Shrewsbury under Defra's cattle scanning surveillance programme. …

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