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Smallpox is an extremely contagious and deadly virus for which there is no cure. Since Smallpox is an airborne disease, it tends to spread fast and coughing, sneezing or direct contact with any bodily fluids can spread the Smallpox virus. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Smallpox include high fever, chills, headache, severe back pain, vomiting and abdominal pain. Smallpox is also known as Variola.
HOW IS SMALLPOX DIAGNOSED?
The doctor would observe these symptoms and do a blood test alongside to check for the virus.
HOW IS SMALLPOX TREATED?
Being a highly contagious disease, treatment procedures included confining the patient and using antibiotics. They would also be given very nutritious diets to help the body fight the infection naturally. Alongside natural remedies like applying neem paste on the body and coconut water were used to provide respite.