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If my child gets smallpox what is the chance for survival?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

The case fatality rate back 30+ years ago when smallpox was last seen was around 30%.
Some individuals had more dramatic presentations with higher fatality rates & children & people >30 were more likely to die. Given that a return of smallpox is unlikely, i would not spend a lot of time worrying about it.

In brief: Depends

The case fatality rate back 30+ years ago when smallpox was last seen was around 30%.
Some individuals had more dramatic presentations with higher fatality rates & children & people >30 were more likely to die. Given that a return of smallpox is unlikely, i would not spend a lot of time worrying about it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: See below

The historic survival rate of patient with smallpox was about 70%.
Naturally the weaker patients (this includes children) would be more susceptible. Smallpox is currently eradicated from the world and is though to only exist in heavily secured laboratories.

In brief: See below

The historic survival rate of patient with smallpox was about 70%.
Naturally the weaker patients (this includes children) would be more susceptible. Smallpox is currently eradicated from the world and is though to only exist in heavily secured laboratories.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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