What Does The Smallpox Vaccination Scar Look Like?

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Definition

Smallpox is a serious and contagious disease that causes a rash on the skin.


Alternative Names

Variola - major and minor; Variola


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Smallpox was once found throughout the world, causing illness and death wherever it occurred. It mainly affected children and young adults. Family members often infected each other.

There are two forms of smallpox:

  • Variola major is a serious illness that can be life threatening in people who have not been vaccinated
  • Variola...
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