7 doctors weighed in:
How do you catch smallpox?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Smallpox
Human to Human transmission.
The WHO announced World-wide eradication of Smallpox on May 8 1980. Smallpox has no animal reservoirs. So Smallpox would not return naturally.

In brief: Smallpox
Human to Human transmission.
The WHO announced World-wide eradication of Smallpox on May 8 1980. Smallpox has no animal reservoirs. So Smallpox would not return naturally.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Dr. Fowler is right. Both smallpox and rinderpest (cattle plague) have both been eradicated. Here's an interesting page: http://ourworldindata.org/data/health/eradication-of-diseases/
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Exposure to case
Since the disease hasn't been found active in the world since 1977, it would be quite a notable event for you to get smallpox.
While it was active it was passed person to person.

In brief: Exposure to case
Since the disease hasn't been found active in the world since 1977, it would be quite a notable event for you to get smallpox.
While it was active it was passed person to person.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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