Smallpox Virus

By Shayna Prince and Alisha Hall

What Causes the Smallpox Virus and How is it Transmitted?

Smallpox is caused by the variola virus. This virus is spread from person to person, and through direct contact with infected bodily fluids.

What are the Symptoms and How do you Prevent it?

The symptoms of smallpox are very flu-like. They include high fever, chills, headaches, severe back pain, abdominal pain, and vomiting.

To avoid getting smallpox, you can get the smallpox vaccine if you are exposed to someone who is infected. This vaccine will protect you from 5 to 10 years.

Fun Facts


There is still no proven treatment for smallpox.

How is Smallpox Treated?

To treat Smallpox, you must stay hydrated, your fever must be treated with antibiotics or similar medications, and you should keep a close check on your blood pressure.

Here is a Small Video to Explain how Smallpox was Spread and Conquered.

How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi