Poxvirus infections are found all over the globe and cause sickness in humans and many other animal species. Poxviruses can take on a brick or oval shape, and their DNA genomes are typically big and double-stranded. Infections caused by poxviruses almost often result in the development of skin lesions, skin nodules, or a widespread rash.
The transmission of poxvirus infection from animals to humans typically takes place through direct contact with infected people, animals, or objects. There are still poxviruses that can cause disease, despite the fact that some of them, including the one that causes smallpox (the Variola virus), no longer exist in nature. There are a variety of viruses that fall under this category, including monkeypox, orf, and molluscum contagiosum.