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Descriptor English: Variola virus
Descriptor Spanish: Virus de la Viruela
Descriptor Portuguese: Vírus da Varíola
Descriptor French: Virus de la variole
Entry term(s): Poxvirus variolae
Smallpox Virus
Smallpox Viruses
Variola viruses
Tree number(s): B04.280.650.160.650.930
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012901
Scope note: A species of ORTHOPOXVIRUS causing infections in humans. No infections have been reported since 1977 and the virus is now believed to be virtually extinct.
Annotation: infection = SMALLPOX
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
Public MeSH Note: 94; was SMALLPOX VIRUS 1963-93; VARIOLA VIRUS was see SMALLPOX VIRUS 1975-93
Online Note: use VARIOLA VIRUS to search SMALLPOX VIRUS 1966-93
History Note: 94; was SMALLPOX VIRUS 1963-93; VARIOLA VIRUS was see SMALLPOX VIRUS 1975-93
DeCS ID: 13282
Unique ID: D012901
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Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Variola virus - Preferred
Concept UI M0019979
Scope note A species of ORTHOPOXVIRUS causing infections in humans. No infections have been reported since 1977 and the virus is now believed to be virtually extinct.
Preferred term Variola virus
Entry term(s) Poxvirus variolae
Smallpox Virus
Smallpox Viruses
Variola viruses



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