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Smallpox (cont.)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Smallpox

MedlinePlus, Smallpox

World Health Organization (WHO), Fact Sheet on Smallpox

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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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