Smallpox Summary

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  • 8 Encyclopedia Articles
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Encyclopedia Articles (8)

2,272 words, approx. 8 pages
The Global Eradication of Smallpox Overview Smallpox is an acute, highly contagious, and often lethal disease caused by a virus that may be airborne but that can also be spread by direct contact or by... Read more
1,462 words, approx. 5 pages
Smallpox Definition Smallpox is an infection caused by the virus called variola (pronounced vuh-RY-uh-luh). Throughout history, smallpox has been a greatly feared disease. It has been responsible for ... Read more
1,067 words, approx. 4 pages
Smallpox Smallpox, or variola (from Latin varus meaning pimple), is a highly contagious viral disease, one of the very worst to afflict humankind since time immemorial. It is believed to have originat... Read more
831 words, approx. 3 pages
Smallpox Smallpox is an infection caused by the variola virus, a member of the poxvirus family. Throughout history, smallpox has caused huge epidemics resulting in great suffering and enormous death t... Read more
1,125 words, approx. 4 pages
Smallpox: Eradication, Storage, and Potential Use as a Bacteriological Weapon Historically, smallpox was one of the most feared diseases in the ancient world. After an extensive and successful eradica... Read more
564 words, approx. 2 pages
Variola Virus Variola virus (or variola major virus) is the virus that causes smallpox. The virus is one of the members of the poxvirus group (Family Poxviridae). The virus particle is brick shaped an... Read more
1,067 words, approx. 4 pages
Smallpox Smallpox, or variola (from Latin varus meaning pimple), is a highly contagious viral disease, one of the very worst to afflict humankind since time immemorial. It is believed to have originat... Read more
19,043 words, approx. 64 pages
For thousands of years, smallpox was one of the world's most dreaded scourges. Caused by the Variola virus, this highly contagious disease is characterized by an extensive burning rash that erupts int... Read more
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