Direct and face-to-face contact is required to spread smallpox from one person to another. Smallpox also can be spread through direct contact with infected bodily fluids or contaminated objects such as bedding or clothing. Rarely, smallpox has been spread by virus carried in the air in enclosed settings such as buildings, buses, and trains. Humans are the only natural hosts of variola. Smallpox is not known to be transmitted by insects or animals.
Victimize, Symptoms and treatments
Treatments, smallpox vaccine is the only known way to prevent smallpox in an exposed person. Vaccination 4-7 days after exposure may offer some protection from the disease and may lessen its severity.
Found and damage done
- Smallpox's name derived from the Europeans in the 1400's distinguishing smallpox (variola) disease from "great pox" which was what they called syphilis.
- Smallpox does not occur in nature at all.
- Several religions have had gods/goddesses of smallpox. One example is in the Hindu religion, with the goddess, Sitala Mata, which was worshiped all throughout India.
- The vaccine for smallpox was the first vaccine to ever be developed.
- Smallpox was the first disease to ever be completely eradicated worldwide.