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Doctor insights on: How Long Will I Have From Catching Small Pox To The First Signs Of Symptoms

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Smallpox (Definition)

Smallpox is an infectious disease caused by viruses variola major and variola minor. It was a significant cause of death. Only humans were infected by smallpox and it ...Read more


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Sir what's cause of small pox on face And how it can be controlled?

Sir what's cause of small pox on face
And how it can be controlled?

No small pox: Small pox has been eradicated. What you may have is likely to be acne. Consult this site for home care for acne: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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Why and what age of children can't be around someone who had a small pox shot my military son got a small pox shot and when he got it they told him if he had small children they couldnt give it to him

Why and what age of children can't be around someone who had a small pox shot my military son got a small pox shot and when he got it they told him if he had small children they couldnt give it to him

Back : Back in 2003, there was a question as to whether adults who lived with a child under 18 years of age could get vaccinated with the smallpox vaccine. The reason for this question was because it is not recommended that kids under 18 receive the vaccination - especially if younger than 1 year old. There was concern that if an adult in the household was vaccinated, that they could then transmit the virus to the child causing the complications they saw with kids getting the vaccine themselves. When they actually studied this, it was found not to be true. So the official center for disease control statement is that people who live with children older than a year can be vaccinated for smallpox if they follow transmission precautions such as covering the vaccine site, wearing sleeves, and good hand washing any time they touch the site. If the adult cannot reliably follow these procedures, than many organizations will err on the side of caution and not give it. Many organizations also choose to not give the vaccine to adults who live with children younger than a year because of slightly higher complication rates in this age group, but there's no rule saying that it cannot be given. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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Could herpes gladitorium and small pox have any common ground?

There is none: There is no common groung.Small Pox is caused by Vaccinia virus and Herpes Gladitorium is caused by Herpes Type 1 virus which commonly causes oral herpes or cold sores and is common in wrestlers. Small Pox has been wiped out and we do not see this disease any more and we do not vaccinate against it any more ...Read more

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How often do you need small pox vaccination?

Never: Smallpox is a dead disease. It has been eradicated. Military personnel may be give smallpox vaccine because of the fear that some nation storing the virus may use it as a biologic weapon. Other than that, forget about it. ...Read more

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Last month i had a small pox, eventhough its over it leaves marks on my body especially on my face, is there is any cream/ointment to remove it?

Last month i had a small pox, eventhough its over it leaves marks on my body especially on my face, is there is any cream/ointment to remove it?

Can not be Smallpox: Your question may be that you had Chicken Pox.Small Pox has been eradicated from this earth and there has not been a case of Small Pox reported since seventies for scars left from Chicken Pox you may try vitamin E cream and glutatuione.Or consult a Dermatologist for prescription cream or laser resufacing ...Read more

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Could you give me a brief hint on the introduction of vaccine (small pox to be specific)?

Could you give me a brief hint on the introduction of vaccine (small pox to be specific)?

Jenner and Cow pox: In the late 1700's jenner observed that milkmaids seldom got smallpox and noticed many had localized healed lesions of cowpox on their hands.In 1796 he inoculated a kid with material from a cowpox blister producing a mild illness.He later did the same with smallpox and the kid was not infected. See a full writ up at www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1200696. ...Read more

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Can any docs elaborate if you have eczema why is it important to stay away from the small pox vaccine?

Can any docs elaborate if you have eczema why is it important to stay away from the small pox vaccine?

Eczema vaccinatum: Individuals with eczema can develop a life threatening complication called eczema vaccinatum if they receive the small pox vaccine ...Read more