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- n. A disease caused by a parapoxvirus; found chiefly in cows, sheep, goats, and squirrels
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For years it was thought to be the competition for food tha t prevented the squirrels' co-existence, but now scientists place most of the blame on a parapox virus that causes a mild illness to the grays but kills the reds.
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