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Molloscum Contagiosum (MC) is a virus that causes pimple-like lumps on the body.

Pimple-like bumps on the body usually present themselves within two to seven weeks after contact with someone who has the virus.

MC is transferred by direct skin to skin contact with someone with the infection. It can be transmitted through sexual and non-sexual contact. It is detected by careful examination of the skin.

MC is easily treated by freezing the lumps off of the body. Alternatively, the core of the lump, which contains the virus, can be extracted with a fine needle. The virus stays in the skin for life.

There are no specific means to prevent picking up MC, however getting treated quickly will reduce the chances of passing it on and will reduce the amount of MC in the community.

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