Smallpox

by:Vasti Castillo

What is Smallpox?

Smallpox is a serious infections disease caused by the Orthopox virus, variola

It causes spotted or pimples.

Associated Diseases

Cowpox, Monkeypox

Scientific Name

Variola, Variola vera

Someone infected with Smallpox

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Size of Disease?

200-400 nanometers

How It Spreads?

  • When the pus comes out from the rash touches skin.
  • Face-to-Face contact
  • Direct contact with infected bodily fluids or contaminated objects such as bedding or clothing

What type of host cell does it infect?

Parasitized

Lysogenic or Lytic

Lytic

Symptoms

  • High fevers
  • chills
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Severe back pain
  • Abdominal pain