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Smallpox

Summary: Details on the disease called Smallpox.
Smallpox is a fatal viral disease. It can be passed on by coughing, talking, or even breathing. This characteristic makes it an extremely contagious disease, meaning it can be passed on to others quickly. Smallpox's scientific name is variola, meaning spotted. Smallpox is known to have two forms, Variola Major and Variola Minor. Variola Major is a very serious form of the disease and is known to kill 20 to 40 percent of its victims. Variola Minor, is known to be the less serious form of the disease, killing only about one percent of its victims. Both are known to leave life-long scars. The virus enters the body through the nose or mouth. From then on, it takes its cycle, which most viruses pursue, and starts to make thousands of copies of itself. The smallpox virus multiplies in the lungs, lymph, and other tissues. In time, the virus circulates through...

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