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This photograph from 1966, depicted a hospitalized male patient, who had contracted a form of smallpox known as variola minor, also referred to as alastrim. In this man’s case, you will note how the characteristic maculopapular rash had manifested about his face, upper chest and shoulders. Variola minor is a less common presentation of smallpox, and a much less severe form of the disease when compared to variola major, with death rates historically of only 1%, or less. Exposure to this form of the disease will impart immunity to variola major as well.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Bernard Challenor, M.D., M.P.H.
Creation Date: 1966
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