I am going to be telling you all about smallpox
What are the symptoms?
- overall discomfort
- severe back pain
- Within a few days, flat red spots appear on your face, hands, and forearms. One to two days later lesions turn into small blisters filled with clear fluid which turns into pus.
More information about smallpox
If somebody had small pox and survived they would not get smallpox ever again. It is more contagious in the first week, it may still be contagious after the scabs are gone and the virus can stay alive for 6 to 24 hours.
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Smallpox can be a global threat because it could be a weapon for biological and chemical warfare and for bioterriosm. The last case of smallpox in the United States was in 1949. There have been an estimated 300 million deaths from smallpox in the 20th century.
The smallpox virus is still alive today but it is safely stored by scientists in laboratories being studied in a unknown location.