Smallpox

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Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor.[1] The agent of variola virus (VARV) belongs to the genus Orthopoxvirus.[2] The last naturally occurring case was diagnosed in October 1977, and the World Health Organization (WHO) certified the global eradication of the disease in 1980.[3] The risk of death after contracting the disease was about 30%, with higher rates among babies.[4][5] Often those who survived had extensive scarring of their skin, and some were left blind.[4]

The initial symptoms of the disease included fever and vomiting.[6] This was followed by formation of ulcers in the mouth and a skin rash.[6] Over a number of days the skin rash turned into characteristic fluid-filled blisters with a dent in the center.[6] The bumps then scabbed over and fell off, leaving scars.[6] The disease was spread between people or via contaminated objects.[4][7] Prevention was achieved mainly through the smallpox vaccine.[8] Once the disease had developed, certain antiviral medication may have helped.[8]

According to Medscape: "Intentional inoculation with subvirulent strains of variola to protect against variola major (variolation) began in India sometime before the first millennium CE. This practice spread throughout the Old World and eventually reached Europe in the early 18th century. "

Immunity[edit]

According to Medscape, "cell-mediated immunity likely plays an important role in controlling disease... The relative importance of the cellular immune response against smallpox has been demonstrated in animals. Studies show that mice with defective T cells are able to generate normal humoral responses to a viral challenge, yet they die when exposed to Orthopoxvirus concentrations that are sublethal in healthy mice."

This means that people with compromised immune system (for example, due to Covid-19 vaccines) are at great risk.

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  2. Babkin, I, Babkina, I (March 2015). "The Origin of the Variola Virus" [archive]. Viruses. 7 (3): 1100–1112. doi:10.3390/v7031100 [archive]. PMC 4379562 [archive]. PMID 25763864 [archive].<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Smallpox" [archive]. WHO Factsheet. Archived from the original [archive] on 21 September 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "What is Smallpox?" [archive]. CDC. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Riedel S (January 2005). "Edward Jenner and the history of smallpox and vaccination" [archive]. Proceedings. 18 (1): 21–25. doi:10.1080/08998280.2005.11928028 [archive]. PMC 1200696 [archive]. PMID 16200144 [archive].<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Signs and Symptoms" [archive]. CDC. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Lebwohl, Mark G.; Heymann, Warren R.; Berth-Jones, John; Coulson, Ian (2013). Treatment of Skin Disease E-Book: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies [archive]. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-7020-5236-1. Unknown parameter |name-list-style= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Prevention and Treatment" [archive]. CDC. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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