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Smallpox
Classification and external resources
Child infected with smallpox. Bangladesh, 1973. In ordinary type smallpox the bumps are filled with a thick, opaque fluid and often have a depression or dimple in the center. This is a major distinguishing characteristic of smallpox.
ICD-10B03.
ICD-9050
DiseasesDB12219
MedlinePlus001356
eMedicineemerg/885
MeSHD012899

Smallpox was a very dangerous disease with a high mortality rate. It is caused by a virus. There are two different species of viruses that can cause the disease. They are Variola major and Variola minor. Some people also call smallpox Variola, from the Latin work for "spotted" which is also the viruses' scientific nameview more...


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