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Is smallpox serious?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Smallpox can be a very serious and deadly disease. During its existence of thousands of years, it has taken an enormous toll on the health and well-being of human populations. Smallpox can be fatal and can cause deep scarring and blindness. There is no cure, but vaccination can prevent getting the disease.

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