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Are smallpox rashes painful?

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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but

The last case of smallpox that was naturally occurring was in 1977.
It had several unique properties that allowed vaccination to completely wipe it out except in labs. It would be unusual for a currently practicing doctor in the United States to have ever seen a case. The rash is painful. There are fears, there may be existing viruses left over that can be used as a weapon.

In brief: Yes, but

The last case of smallpox that was naturally occurring was in 1977.
It had several unique properties that allowed vaccination to completely wipe it out except in labs. It would be unusual for a currently practicing doctor in the United States to have ever seen a case. The rash is painful. There are fears, there may be existing viruses left over that can be used as a weapon.
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Dr. Lea Danielsen
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Why do you ask. Small pox has been eradicated.

In brief: Yes

Why do you ask. Small pox has been eradicated.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

Can be painful and/or itchy.

In brief: Yes

Can be painful and/or itchy.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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