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8 hours ago Jun 07, 2016 · Smallpox may be contagious during this phase, but is most contagious during the next 2 stages (early rash and pustular rash and scabs). The first symptoms include: High fever; Head and body aches; Sometimes …

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1 hours ago The most common form — known as ordinary smallpox — occurs in 90% of the cases. Other types include flat smallpox, hemorrhagic smallpox and vaccine-modified smallpox. Initial …

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6 hours ago Dec 01, 2003 · The initial prodromal symptoms of smallpox typically develop 10 to 14 days after exposure and will persist for two to four days. Thereafter, …

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The initial symptoms were similar to other viral diseases that are still extant, such as influenza and the common cold: fever of at least 38.3 °C (101 °F), muscle pain, malaise, headache and fatigue. As the digestive tract was commonly involved, nausea, vomiting, and backache often occurred. The early prodromal stage usually lasted 2–4 days. By days 12–15, the first visible lesions – small …

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5 hours ago Jun 07, 2016 · What is Smallpox? Before smallpox was eradicated, it was a serious infectious disease caused by the variola virus. It was contagious—meaning, it spread from one person to another. People who had …

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8 hours ago Feb 19, 2022 · Smallpox is an infectious disease of the past. Smallpox was the first disease to be eliminated from the world through public health efforts and vaccination, but the infection still …

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9 hours ago Smallpox research in the United States continues and focuses on the development of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tests to protect people against smallpox in the event that it is used as an agent of bioterrorism. Smallpox

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2 hours ago Jun 07, 2016 · Before smallpox was eradicated, it was mainly spread by direct and fairly prolonged face-to-face contact between people. Smallpox patients became contagious once …

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Just Now Feb 27, 2022 · Smallpox was a severe infectious disease that affected humans for thousands of years before its eradication in the late 20th century. The symptoms included a distinctive …

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8 hours ago Oct 18, 2022 · Monkeypox symptoms usually start within 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. If someone has flu-like symptoms, they will usually develop a rash 1-4 days later. A person with …

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2 hours ago Sep 26, 2022 · Symptoms of smallpox infection can take one week to 17 days to appear and may include. fever, chills, vomiting, body aches, headache, felling unwell (malaise), muscle …

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5 hours ago Aug 08, 2022 · Smallpox is the first human infectious disease to be successfully eradicated worldwide. It remains of clinical concern because of the potential for release and weaponization. Vaccine adverse events can also cause …

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8 hours ago Smallpox is an infectious disease caused by the variola virus. It is characterized by fever, a general feeling of ill health (malaise), headaches and back pain. These initial symptoms are …

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2 hours ago Jun 06, 2017 · headache. severe back pain. abdominal pain. vomiting. These symptoms would go away within two to three days. Then the patient would feel better. However, just as the …

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1 hours ago Smallpox gets its name from its most common sign of the disease: small blisters that pop up on the face, arms, and body, and fill up with pus. Other symptoms include: Flu -like fatigue. …

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8 hours ago Feb 07, 2022 · A case of smallpox passes through six stages. Incubation of the disease averages 12 to 14 days. During this stage, the newly infected person may feel fine or have very mild symptoms that mimic the early stages of a cold or …

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Just Now Pulmonary form of smallpox: Characteristic smallpox symptoms of this variety are typically severe and include cyanosis (a condition which causes the skin and / or mucous membranes …

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dangers of smallpox?

These reactions require immediate medical attention:

  • Serious rash caused by widespread infection of the skin (known as eczema vaccinatum). ...
  • Buildup of inflamed tissue around the vaccination site that may at first look like a bullseye and will grow into a large, non-healing sore (known as progressive vaccinia). ...
  • Inflammation of the brain (known as postvaccinal encephalitis).

What are symptoms of smallpox virus?

They can cause permanent scars.

  • The rash starts with flat red sores that become raised bumps a few days later.
  • The bumps turn into fluid-filled blisters.
  • The blisters fill with pus.
  • They crust over, usually in the second week of smallpox.
  • Scabs form over the blisters and then fall off, usually in the third week of the disease. They can cause permanent scars.

What is the prognosis of smallpox?

Prognosis can vary according to the disease type and patient status. Mortality rates varied with the type of smallpox, but were also partially dependent on prior vaccination status, as well as the patient’s immune system. The hemorrhagic form of the disease was uniformly fatal, whereas flat smallpox resulted in death in the majority of cases.

What are some facts about smallpox?

  • can be easily disseminated or transmitted person-to-person;
  • cause high mortality, with potential for major public health impact;
  • might cause public panic and social disruption;
  • and require special action for public health preparedness.

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