Definition of "Smallpox"

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Smallpox (aka variola [vera], from Latin "varius" meaning "spotted", "varus" meaning "pimple", originally pox, red plague) was an infectious disease caused by either Variola major or Variola minor.

  • Last naturally occurring case of smallpox was Dx on Oct 26 1977
See also
  • Syphilis (great pox)

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