- Caused by Variola virus.
- Occurs as sudden fever, malaise, headache, prostration, severe back ache,abdominal pain and vomitting.
- A deep-seated rash developed with face and extremities.
- Transmitted from person to person
- In Biowar it would most likely be disseminated in an aerosol cloud.
- Report to local Health Authority.
- Vaccine is available.
- This disease was eradicated globally in 8th May, 1980.
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