Smallpox vs. Chickenpox
Difference Between Smallpox and Chickenpox
(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.
an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body
a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars