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Is smallpox serious?
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes and no
It's extremely serious if you get it.
But since the disease has been eradicated frm the planet, it 's not a serious concern.

In brief: Yes and no
It's extremely serious if you get it.
But since the disease has been eradicated frm the planet, it 's not a serious concern.
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Deadly
Case fatality rate 30-100% depending on form and patient age.
Patients were often bedridden with fever 102-4 for the week before spots came out. If they survived, it was 3-4 wks before the were no longer contageous and longer before they regained their strength.

In brief: Deadly
Case fatality rate 30-100% depending on form and patient age.
Patients were often bedridden with fever 102-4 for the week before spots came out. If they survived, it was 3-4 wks before the were no longer contageous and longer before they regained their strength.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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