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This virus is like cowpox and smallpox but not identical to either.
That’s because the vaccine used to prevent smallpox was likely horsepox, not cowpox, researchers say.
But those vaccination strains—then and to this day—aren’t cowpox.
In 1796, English physician Edward Jenner infected a young boy with cowpox.
In 1796, Jenner took pus from a cowpox pustule on the hand of an infected milkmaid and injected it into the arm of an 8-year-old boy.
And other related diseases, such as cowpox and monkeypox, cause similar pustular rashes.
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