Measles vs. Smallpox

Measles vs. Smallpox — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Measles and Smallpox

Measlesnoun

An acute, contagious viral disease, usually occurring in childhood and characterized by eruption of red spots on the skin, fever, and catarrhal symptoms. Also called rubeola.

Smallpoxnoun

An acute, highly infectious, often fatal disease caused by a poxvirus and characterized by high fever and aches with subsequent widespread eruption of pimples that blister, produce pus, and form pockmarks. Smallpox was eradicated worldwide by 1979 as a result of numerous vaccination campaigns and the virus exists only as a laboratory specimen. Also called variola.

Measlesnoun

Black measles.

Smallpoxnoun

(disease) An acute, highly infectious often fatal disease caused by Variola virus of the family Poxviridae. It was completely eradicated in the 1970s. Those who survived were left with pockmarks.

The Europeans brought new diseases such as smallpox, measles, dysentery, influenza, syphilis and leprosy.

Measlesnoun

Any of several other diseases, especially German measles, that cause similar but milder symptoms.

Smallpoxnoun

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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Measlesnoun

A condition of pork or beef caused by the presence of tapeworm larvae.

Measlesnoun

A plant disease, usually caused by fungi, that produces small spots on leaves, stems, or fruit.

Measlesnoun

Rubeola, an acute highly contagious disease, often of childhood, caused by Measles virus, of genus Morbillivirus, featuring a spreading red skin rash, fever, runny nose, cough and red eyes

Measlesnoun

Any of several other similar diseases, such as German measles.

Measlesnoun

A disease of pigs and cattle, caused by larval tapeworms.

Measlesnoun

A disease of trees, in which the leaves are covered in spots.

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Measlesnoun

(obsolete) measle

Measlesnoun

(obsolete) Leprosy.

Measlesnoun

an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children