|Description||Smallpox is a contagious disease caused by the variola virus, one of the Orthopoxviruses that causes skin eruption and marked toxemia. There were two distinct clinical varieties of smallpox: variola major with a case fatality rate of 30% and variola minor with milder severity. Smallpox is an old disease that spread throughout the world causing death in millions of people.|
|Pathogen||Variola virus [GN:T40082]|
|Drug||Smallpox vaccine [DR:D05295]|
|Other DBs||ICD-10: B03
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PMID:3319266 (description, drug)
Jezek Z, Khodakevich LN, Wickett JF
Smallpox and its post-eradication surveillance.
Bull World Health Organ 65:425-34 (1987)
PMID:9795781 (description, env_factor)
Smallpox: gone but not forgotten.
Infection 26:263-9 (1998)