Some articles on variola, variola minor:
... 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 ... of Tours recorded a similar outbreak in France and Italy in 580, the first use of the term variola other historians speculate that Arab armies first ... 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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