Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 187--188

Outbreak of human buffalopox infection


Ajit S Damle, Anil A Gaikwad, Neeta S Patwardhan, Mangal M Duthade, Nazneen S Sheikh, Durgesh G Deshmukh 
 Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Ajit S Damle
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
India

An outbreak of febrile illness with vesicular lesions on hands and forearms of six persons was investigated. There was simultaneous outbreak of similar illness in buffaloes that were milked by these persons. Buffaloes had lesions on many parts of body including udder and teats. Manual milking without gloves exposed the persons to the infection. Investigations proved that both the outbreaks were due to buffalopox virus infection. Improved dairy practices like wearing gloves while milking might help in prevention of spread of infection to other animals and humans.


How to cite this article:
Damle AS, Gaikwad AA, Patwardhan NS, Duthade MM, Sheikh NS, Deshmukh DG. Outbreak of human buffalopox infection.J Global Infect Dis 2011;3:187-188


How to cite this URL:
Damle AS, Gaikwad AA, Patwardhan NS, Duthade MM, Sheikh NS, Deshmukh DG. Outbreak of human buffalopox infection. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Aug 19 ];3:187-188
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