Ex-Wanted: Smallpox: Variola: Virus

By: Bryce McCracken

Backround

  • The common name is Smallpox
  • Smallpox was eradicated in 1980
  • Is kept in secret labs in U.S., Russia, and five other countries.
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Hideout

It can be found in the oropharynx. The pharynx that lies between the soft palate and the hyoid bone. A person would most likely breathe in the pathogen or have direct contact an infected person's skin. It only infects humans.

http://web.stanford.edu/group/virus/pox/2000/smallpox.html

Weapons

You can defend yourself from contracting the disease by staying away from an infected person, washing your hands, and not touching things that have come in contact with the infected person. You can prevent Smallpox by getting a vaccine. There is no cure for Smallpox but you can try to relieve the symptoms.
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