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Smallpox is an extremely contagious and deadly virus for which there is no known cure. The last known case occurred in the U.S. in 1949 and due to worldwide vaccination programs, this disease has been completely eradicated. Smallpox is also known as “variola.” Since the time of ancient Egypt, smallpox has proven to be one of the most devastating... More »
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Smallpox - Wikipedia

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Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by either of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor. The disease is also known by the Latin names ...

Smallpox Virus | CDC

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Sep 26, 2016 ... Thousands of years ago, variola virus (smallpox virus) emerged and began causing illness and deaths in human populations, with smallpox ...

CDC Smallpox | Smallpox Overview

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Jan 15, 2016 ... Smallpox is a serious, contagious, and sometimes fatal infectious disease. ... Smallpox is caused by the variola virus that emerged in human ...

Variola Virus (Smallpox) - UPMC Center for Health Security

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Feb 26, 2014 ... Smallpox is considered one of the most serious bioterrorist threats. It was used as a biological weapon during the French and Indian Wars, ...

Smallpox | NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Smallpox, caused by the variola virus, was a highly contagious infectious ... eradicated smallpox disease decades ago, small quantities of smallpox virus ...

Child Mummy Found With Oldest Known Smallpox Virus

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Dec 8, 2016 ... The most terrible of all the ministers of death” may have started afflicting humans in the 1500s, altering our understanding of the disease.

Smallpox: Background, Etiology, Epidemiology - Medscape Reference

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Nov 17, 2015 ... Smallpox is an acute, contagious disease caused by the variola virus, a member of the genus Orthopoxvirus, in the Poxviridae family (see the ...

WHO | Frequently asked questions and answers on smallpox

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Jun 28, 2016 ... Smallpox is an ancient disease caused by the variola virus. Early symptoms include high fever and fatigue. The virus then produces a ...

Variola Virus - AABB

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Variola virus. Disease Agent Characteristics: •. Family: Poxviridae; Subfamily: Chordopoxvirinae;. Genus: Orthopoxvirus; Species: Variola. •. Virion morphology  ...