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Smallpox (cont.)

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smallpox, variola, variola major, variola minor, hemorrhagic smallpox, cowpox, vaccinia, vaccinia immune globulin, VIG, orthopoxvirus, poxvirus, smallpox vaccination, smallpox vaccine, biological warfare agents, biological warfare, BWA

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Smallpox is an acute contagious disease caused by the variola virus (Poxvirus variolae), a member of the Poxviridae family of the genus Orthopoxvirus.

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