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Can chickenpox cause smallpox?

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No, small pox is a different virus and cannot be caused by Varicella zoster, the virus causing chicken pox.

Small pox is a disease caused by the variola virus. Symptoms include, a characteristic rash, especially on face, arms and legs. The rash mainly starts the 2nd or 3rd day. The resulting spots become filled with clear liquid, and then fill with pus. Then form a crust, which eventually comes off. Until the crust falls off you are contagious.you also get headaches backaches and a high fever. So small pox and chicken pox are completely different.



you are right because you can never get chicken pox and small pox at the SAME time but you may get small pox and then you can get a case of chicken pox. but if you get chicken pox dont worry about getting small pox because small pox is just a bunch of blisters on your body. but the same about both of them is that there are both contagios. so if you touch some one that has smalll pox or chicken pox you have a 78% chance of cathing it and a 22% chance of not getting that disease.
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