Pigeon Pox

Pigeon pox is a viral disease to which pigeons are susceptible. There is a live viral vaccine available (ATCvet code: QI01ED01). Pigeon pox is caused by a virus that is spread by mosquitoes and dirty water but not in droppings.

Famous quotes containing the words pox and/or pigeon:

    So, when my days of impotence approach,
    And I’m by pox and wine’s unlucky chance
    Forced from the pleasing billows of debauch
    On the dull shore of lazy temperance,
    My pains at least some respite shall afford
    While I behold the battles you maintain
    When fleets of glasses sail about the board,
    From whose broadsides volleys of wit shall rain.
    John Wilmot, 2d Earl Of Rochester (1647–1680)

    Suppose that humans happen to be so constructed that they desire the opportunity for freely undertaken productive work. Suppose that they want to be free from the meddling of technocrats and commissars, bankers and tycoons, mad bombers who engage in psychological tests of will with peasants defending their homes, behavioral scientists who can’t tell a pigeon from a poet, or anyone else who tries to wish freedom and dignity out of existence or beat them into oblivion.
    Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)