Smallpox

Smallpox is a disease caused by the Variola major virus. Some experts say that over the centuries it has killed more people than all other infectious diseases combined. Worldwide vaccination stopped the spread of smallpox three decades ago. The last case was reported in 1977. Two research labs still keep small amounts of the virus. Experts fear bioterrorists could use the virus to spread disease.

Smallpox spreads very easily from person to person. Symptoms are flu-like. They include

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  1. Smallpox (National Library of Medicine)  
    Smallpox is a disease caused by the Variola major virus. Some experts say that over the centuries ... diseases combined. Worldwide vaccination stopped the spread of smallpox three decades ago. The last case was reported ...
  2. Smallpox (Nemours Foundation)  
    Smallpox/Teenagers ... Smallpox ... Nemours Foundation ... You might be wondering what smallpox is and whether you or anyone you know is at risk for getting it. Learn ...
  3. Smallpox From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)  
    Smallpox, caused by the variola virus, was a highly contagious infectious disease that caused infected individuals to develop a fever and a progressive, disfiguring skin rash. ...
  4. What is Smallpox? (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  5. Questions and Answers on Smallpox (World Health Organization)  
    Smallpox/Start Here ... Smallpox ... World Health Organization
  6. Smallpox is a serious disease that is easily passed from person to person (contagious). It is caused ... Smallpox spreads from one person to another from saliva droplets. It may also be spread from bed ...
  7. Signs and Symptoms (Smallpox) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  8. Vaccine Basics (Smallpox) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  9. Smallpox (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  10. Smallpox (Variola) (Logical Images)  
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