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Disease Smallpox

Name Smallpox
Synonyms Alastrim | Minors, Variola | Minor, Variola | Variola | Variola Minor | Variola Minors | Variolas
Definition An acute, highly contagious, often fatal infectious disease caused by an orthopoxvirus characterized by a biphasic febrile course and distinctive progressive skin eruptions. Vaccination has succeeded in eradicating smallpox worldwide. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Categories Viral disease
MeSH® ID D012899
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