A contagious, constitutional, febrile disease characterized by a peculiar eruption; variola. The cutaneous eruption is at first a collection of papules which become vesicles (first flat, subsequently umbilicated) and then pustules, and finally thick crusts which slough after a certain time, often leaving a pit, or scar.
a highly contagious and often fatal viral infection that has been completely eradicated by immunization
A disease caused by the Variola species virus belonging to the family Poxviridae genus Orthopoxvirus. It has essentially been eradicated from the world, but concerns are now rising as to its use as a biological weapon since most of the world's population has never been exposed to cause immunity.
A contagious disease characterised by small pocks or eruptions on the skin
A viral disease that was once highly contagious. Characterized by high fever, vomiting, and blisters and sores on the skin. Vaccination has eliminated this disease.
A highly contagious infectious disease that is often deadly and is caused by a virus. Symptoms include high fever and a pimple-like pox that produces pus and leaves pockmarks.!-- google_ad_client = "pub-6700624969687881"; google_ad_width = 234; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "234x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text"; google_ad_channel ="7512561969"; google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_link = "448079"; google_color_url = "448079"; google_color_text = "414141";
a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
Smallpox, caused by the Variola major virus, has historically been feared as one of the most serious of all diseases: It has a 30% mortality rate, there is no effective treatment, it is highly communicable, and it is physically disfiguring. Since this disease was eradicated in 1980, no one in the United States outside of the military has been vaccinated against it for more than 25 years.
an acute, highly infectious, often lethal viral disease characterized by chills, fever, headache and eventual formation of widespread pus-filled blisters. The smallpox virus has been eradicated from the world's population and currently exists in only two high-containment laboratories.
An acute contagious viral disease, often fatal, transmitted from contact with an infected person or their belongings. Victims suffer first from a high fever, which abates; soon after, the skin erupts in a fiery rash that develops into pustules which leave deep scars (pocks) on survivors. The rash usually begins in the face, progressing to chest, arms then legs. Death occurs if at any time the virus attacks the heart, liver, or other internal organs. One of mankind's most pernicious diseases, smallpox became the target of a worldwide vaccination effort. Sweden was the first country to be smallpox-free, in 1895. In 1979, the World Health Organization reported that, except for a few vials kept in deep freeze, smallpox had been eliminated from the earth.
a highly contagious disease caused by a type of poxvirus; symptoms usually include a fever and a blistery-like rash.
Also known as variola, a highly contagious and frequently fatal viral disease characterized by a biphasic fever and a distinctive skin rash that left pock marks in its wake. Because of its high case-fatality rates and transmissibility, smallpox now represents a serious bioterrorist threat. The disease is caused by the variola virus. The incubation period is about 12 days (range: 7 to 17 days) following exposure. Initial symptoms include high fever, fatigue , and head and back aches. A characteristic rash, most prominent on the face, arms, and legs, follows in 2-3 days. The rash starts with flat red lesions that evolve at the same rate. Lesions become pus-filled and begin to crust early in the second week. Scabs develop and then separate and fall off after about 3-4 weeks. See the entire definition of Smallpox
an acute infectious disease, also called variola; causes a high fever (sometimes death) and distinct blisters on the skin that often result in permanent scars.
Causes high fever and rash and has a high fatality rate of around one in three. The disease is contagious, Thanks to vaccines, the disease is no longer occurs naturally. Because the United States stopped widespread Smallpox vaccinations in the 1970s, most people no longer carry immunity against the disease, making it an attractive tool to terrorists desiring to cause widespread illness and panic in a population
A disease that was brought to North America by Europeans. Native Americans had no immunity to it, and it killed thousands of them. Even those that survived were usually scarred for life.
A serious, contagious and sometimes fatal infectious disease, which is characterized by raised bumps appearing on the face and body of an infected person. Eradicated through a global vaccine program, the last naturally occurring case occurred in Somalia in 1977.
An acute viral illness caused by the varola virus. It has the potential to cause severe morbidity in a non immune population because it can be transmitted via an airborne route.
Smallpox (also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera) is a highly contagious disease unique to humans. It is caused by either of two virus variants named Variola major and Variola minor. V. major, the deadlier form, has a mortality rate of 20â€“40%, while V. minor kills 1% of its victims.