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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Smallpox" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Smallpox
Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by either of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor. The disease is also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera, derived from varius ("spotted") or varus ("pimple"). The disease was originally known in English as the "pox" or "red plague"; the term "smallpox" was first used in Britain in the 15th century to distinguish variola from the "great pox" (syphilis). - See link


Smallpox in Spanish is Viruela
La viruela fue una enfermedad infecciosa grave, contagiosa, causada por el Variola virus, que en algunos casos podía provocar la muerte. No hubo nunca tratamiento especial para la viruela y las únicas formas de prevención eran la inoculación o la vacunación. - See link


More information about Smallpox in other websites
Definition of Smallpox in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Smallpox in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Smallpox - See link.
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