2 doctors weighed in:

What kind of damage does smallpox cause?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Death, disfigureing

The case fatality rate for smallpox ran ~30% in most forms up to 100% in malignant forms.
Dimed sized facial "pox" often left permanent reminders of those that survived the disease. Severe fever leading to being bedridden was common in the first wk.Since there have been no cases since 1977 & those only in the third world, few doctors now in practice have ever seen a case.

In brief: Death, disfigureing

The case fatality rate for smallpox ran ~30% in most forms up to 100% in malignant forms.
Dimed sized facial "pox" often left permanent reminders of those that survived the disease. Severe fever leading to being bedridden was common in the first wk.Since there have been no cases since 1977 & those only in the third world, few doctors now in practice have ever seen a case.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors