Teen infected with incredibly rare 18th Century cowpox disease | Metro News
The 15-year-old boy broke out in red lesions on his hands, feet and arms after feeding calves on his family farm. Photos show excruciating pus-filled lumps on the teenager’s body caused by a virus which was more common in the 18th Century. Medics said the teen, of the Wrexham-Cheshire border, had contracted cowpox – a virus so unusual that many doctors have never even come across it before in their careers.
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