Cowpox is caused by cowpox virus. A. True B. False This question

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Cowpox is caused by cowpox virus.

A. True

B. False

This question was addressed to me in an internship interview.

Asked question is from Viral Diseases in Animals topic in portion Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production of Biology – Class 12

Correct option is A. True

To explain I would say: Cowpox is a mild self-limiting eruptive skin disease of cows caused by cowpox virus. The eruption is confined to udder and teats. Inoculum from cowpox lesions was used by Jenner in 1796 as a vaccine against smallpox.