Small Pox

By: Kelsey Davis

How Small Pox is spread

Small pox is highly dangerous and very contagious. The disease is spread by tiny drops of an infected person's salvia when the person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. Any case of Small Pox today would be a national public health emergency. Small pox is caused by a virus called the variola virus, which is very deadly and is thought to be originated in India or Egypt at least 3,000 years ago.

Informational Video

The video shown below speaks about a typical Smallpox infection coming from a college professor. Watch to learn more!
A typical smallpox infection

Symptoms of Small Pox

  • Backache

  • Delirium

  • Diarrhea

  • Fatigue

  • Excessive bleeding

  • High fever

  • Malaise

  • Raised pink rash

  • Severe headache

  • Vomiting