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Smallpox - World Health Organization

Details: WebSmallpox is an acute contagious disease caused by the variola virus, a member of the orthopoxvirus family. It was one of the most devastating diseases known to humanity and caused millions of deaths …

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Smallpox CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Details: WebSmallpox research in the United States continues and focuses on the development of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tests to protect people against smallpox …

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What is Smallpox? Smallpox CDC

Details: WebPeople who had smallpox had a fever and a distinctive, progressive skin rash. Most people with smallpox recovered, but about 3 out of every 10 people with the disease died. Many smallpox survivors …

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Smallpox - World Health Organization

Details: WebWhat is smallpox? Does it occur naturally? How can I catch it and is it contagious? How fast does smallpox spread? Weren't the remaining stocks of the …

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Smallpox: Types, Symptoms & Treatments - Healthline

Details: WebSmallpox is an extremely contagious and deadly virus for which there is no known cure. The last known case occurred in the United States in 1949 and due to worldwide vaccination programs, this

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Smallpox: History, cause, vaccine, and does it still exist?

Details: WebSmallpox was a severe infectious disease that affected humans for thousands of years before its eradication in the late 20th century. The symptoms …

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Smallpox (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

Details: WebSmallpox is an infection caused by the variola virus. Smallpox caused millions of deaths before a vaccine was created against it. Thanks to widespread vaccination, smallpox …

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Smallpox: Definition, Symptoms, and Causes

Details: WebThe type of smallpox virus that causes a deadly human disease is the variola virus. It occurs as two closely related virus strains: 2. Variola major is the most …

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Smallpox Questions and Answers: The Disease and the Vaccine

Details: WebThe smallpox vaccine is the only way to prevent smallpox. The vaccine is made from a virus called vaccinia, which is another pox-type virus related to smallpox. The vaccine …

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Smallpox (ACAM2000) Health.mil - Military Health …

Details: WebNaturally occurring smallpox was highly contagious, and was transmitted from an infected person to a susceptible (unvaccinated) person by close contact with respiratory secretions and/or infected skin. When …

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Smallpox - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Details: WebIf a smallpox outbreak happened today, most health care providers probably wouldn't recognize the virus in its early stages. This would allow the smallpox virus to …

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The Smallpox Vaccine - What You Need to Know - New York State

Details: WebThe smallpox vaccine is the best protection you can get if you are exposed to the smallpox virus. Anyone directly exposed to smallpox, regardless of health status, would be …

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Fact check: Vaccination helped eliminate smallpox - USA TODAY

Details: WebNational Institute of Health History of Medicine, Dec. 9, 2011, "Smallpox: A Great and Terrible Scourge" Harvard University Science in the News, Dec. 31, 2014, " …

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Spain Region Puts Farms Under Quarantine to Curb Sheep Smallpox

Details: Web4 hours ago · Spain’s Castilla-La Mancha region placed sheep and goat farms in four of its five provinces under quarantine to curb an outbreak of strains of smallpox affecting the …

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