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Definition of Smallpox

Smallpox
Smallpox Small"pox`, n. [Small + pox, pocks.] (Med.) A contagious, constitutional, febrile disease characterized by a peculiar eruption; variola. The cutaneous eruption is at first a collection of papules which become vesicles (first flat, subsequently umbilicated) and then pustules, and finally thick crusts which slough after a certain time, often leaving a pit, or scar.

Meaning of Smallpox from wikipedia

- Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor. The last naturally occurring case was diagnosed...
- The smallpox vaccine was the first vaccine to be developed against a contagious disease. In 1796, the British doctor Edward Jenner demonstrated that an...
- The history of smallpox extends into pre-history, with the disease probably emerging in human po****tions about 10,000 BC. The earliest credible evidence...
- The Smallpox Hospital, sometimes referred to as the Renwick Smallpox Hospital and later the Maternity and Charity Hospital Training School, was a hospital...
- inoculation was the method first used to immunize an individual against smallpox (Variola) with material taken from a patient or a recently variolated individual...
- was an English physician who was a contributor to the development of the smallpox vaccine. The practice of vaccination was po****rized by Jenner, and since...
- the 1775–1782 North American smallpox epidemic. Columbus' first voyage to America can be attributed for bringing the smallpox virus to America and led to...
- outbreaks – Cases and outbreaks of Ebola virus disease History of smallpox – Impact of smallpox on world history Timeline of plague Timeline of cholera Globalization...
- Smallpox demon (****anese: 疱瘡神, Hōsōshin) or smallpox devil is a demon which was believed to be responsible for causing smallpox in medieval ****an. In...
- The 1974 smallpox epidemic of India was one of the worst smallpox epidemics of the 20th century.[citation needed] Over 15,000 people contracted and died...
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