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Small Pox which has killed millions of people centuries back was finally eradicated in the 1970. Only few viruses are kept alive under controlled system today for research work. It is a life threatening disease caused by virus called variola. This virus has two types, major and minor. A highly contagious disease which can spread through coughing, sneezing or even talking. The symptoms comprises of small blisters filled with pus on different areas of body such as arms & face. This was accompanied by high fever, mouth sores, fatigue, headache, body ache, vomiting, loss of vision in case of blisters affecting eyes, etc.
HOW IS SMALLPOX DIAGNOSED?
Blood and skin tests are conducted for detecting the presence of the virus. Earlier doctors could diagnose only based on symptoms even without conducting any laboratory tests.
HOW IS SMALLPOX TREATED?
There was no cure for Smallpox but vaccination was available for preventing the disease. The virus is completely now due to a worldwide vaccination drive that was held. Antibiotics were considered to help people affected with the disease