smallpox

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Synonyms for smallpox

a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars

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The use of smallpox blankets is accepted as given and Indian belief that land could not be sold is emphasized.
If Europeans did attempt to infect native peoples with smallpox blankets, they may have inadvertently inoculated them.