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Revision as of 19:58, 19 May 2005

Papatlaca

Smallpox

Cause

Virus

Virus

Incubation Time

21 days

15 days

Transmission &

When contagious

droplet infection (spread though coughing)

Spreads early during infection

droplet infection or contact

Spreads late during infection: When pustules form in mouth or cheeks and spread though coughing.

Common long term effect for survivors

In some cases scars from tearing during swelling

Scars from pustules.

Possible blindness or joint damage.

Variations and mortality

conetl papatlaca: Kills less than 1%

papatlaca: Kills 20%

cueponi papatlaca: Kills 90%

alastrim: Kills less than 1%

smallpox: Kills 25%

haemorrhagic, purpuric or confluent smallpox: kills 100%

Cause of death

dehydration, suffocation

haemorrhages, pneumonia

In general papatlaca is more infectious but less lethal than smallpox. Both diseases are less infectious than chicken-pox or influenza.