variola minor

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Related to variola minor: smallpox virus, variola major, Variola vera
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Synonyms for variola minor

a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus

a type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of about 1 percent

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In Smallpox and its Eradication the authors compared the 1 per cent fatality rate for Variola minor with that of Variola major stating that:
3) Cases of variola minor exhibited fewer lesions with a generally mild clinical course.
It is caused by the variola virus and comes in two strains: the less severe variola minor and the more deadly variola major
A milder form of infection, variola minor, can also occur with a case fatality rate of 1%.
Outbreaks of variola minor declined in the 1940s, and the last case in the United States was reported in 1949.