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How is smallpox transmitted?
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
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In brief: Inhaling the virus
Smallpox is highly contagious.
In most cases, people get smallpox by inhaling droplets of saliva, which are full of virus, during face-to-face contact with an infected person.

In brief: Inhaling the virus
Smallpox is highly contagious.
In most cases, people get smallpox by inhaling droplets of saliva, which are full of virus, during face-to-face contact with an infected person.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Person to person
No insects or animals for this disease.
Only contact with infectious material from a contageous person will pass this germ. Viral particles from sores inside the mouth or blisters on the skin are the source.

In brief: Person to person
No insects or animals for this disease.
Only contact with infectious material from a contageous person will pass this germ. Viral particles from sores inside the mouth or blisters on the skin are the source.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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