A pox virus. Also called water warts, but spread in pools is unproven. There are 4 types of MCV, MCV-1, 3 and 4. MCV-1 is the most prevalent and MCV-2 is seen in adults and is often sexually transmitted.
Found in humans all over the world and spread by contact. Very infectious.
In normal hosts, usually kids, it goes away in a year or so.
TreatmentLiquid nitrogen or other mechanical removal; they often improve with improvement of the immune system.
It is closely related to a horse virus. Did we get it from riding horses/donkeys?
Last update: 05/05/18