Some articles on variola, variola minor:
... many scholars agree it is very unlikely such a serious disease as variola major would have escaped a description by Hippocrates if it existed in the Mediterranean region during his time ... in France and Italy in 580, the first use of the term variola other historians speculate that Arab armies first carried smallpox out of Africa to ... In the United States and South Africa a much milder form of smallpox, variola minor, was recognized just before the close of the 19th century ...
More definitions of "variola minor":
- (noun): A type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of about 1 percent.
Synonyms: variola minor virus
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