The virus M.contagiosum belongs to the family of pox virus and is called Molluscum Contagiosum Virus (MCV).

It only affects humans and there 4 types of this virous. Even if Molluscum Contagiosum is a common papular rash many parents do not know ot its existence.

When children are infected by the Molluscum Contagiosum Virus they develop small bumps that look like lumps, moles or pearls.