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anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal

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a harmful or corrupting agency

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Animals: A sheep farm at Al Hassa District was struck by the sheep pox virus during winter 2014.
We believe this to be the first reported case of squirrel pox virus in an eastern fox squirrel in Illinois.
This strongly suggests that the squirrels have encountered the pox virus previously and recovered from it.
The species was almost wiped out at the Formby National Trust Reserve when there was a squirrel pox virus outbreak in 2008 and the population declined by over 80%.
The initiative was launched less than three months after a red squirrel found dead in Ainsdale was confirmed to have died from the squirrel pox virus.
Called Imvamune, the vaccine is derived from the parent strain Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA-BN), a highly attenuated pox virus that has lost the capacity to replicate in human cells, according to its maker, Bavarian Nordic A/S, a Denmark-based biotechnology company.
Pigeon's turkeys are susceptible to the different strain of fowl pox virus.
Sharka, or plum pox virus, is not harmful to humans but causes acidity and deformities in crops.
It is bioengineered to resist plum pox virus, which is harmless to humans, but destroys plum, peach, nectarine, apricot, and cherry trees by rendering them sterile.
However, it is more likely a pox virus that I see commonly in crows, but less often in ravens.
Plum pox virus, or PPV, has already destroyed well over 100 million stone fruit trees throughout Europe.
Shingles, which causes a blistering rash and lingering discomfort, occurs when the chicken pox virus (varicella zoster) is reactivated, triggering a painful, blistering skin rash and sometimes long-term nerve pain (postherpetic neuralgia).
The chicken pox virus is also affecting adults - those who escaped the condition as children - who now face a more uncomfortable form of the illness.
HARRISBURG, PA -- Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff announced that the state Department of Agriculture detected its first positive test for the Plum Pox Virus this season.