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Description At the time this image was captured in 1975, this Bangladesh man was a smallpox sufferer who displayed a severe, hemorrhagic maculopapular rash characteristic of the most severe form of the disease. The prognosis for this man was poor at best, and he probably died from the viral illness. There are four types of variola major smallpox: “ordinary” (the most frequent type, accounting for 90% or more of cases); “modified” (mild and occurring in previously vaccinated persons); “flat”; and “hemorrhagic” (both rare and very severe). Historically, variola major has an overall fatality rate of about 30%; however, flat and hemorrhagic smallpox usually are fatal.
Date 1975
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Author CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
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