Most people have heard of the term of smallpox. But in reality, not everyone knows exactly what is meant diseases. In addition, there are terms that increasingly blend of smallpox, chickenpox, smallpox, snake and monkey pox. Here is a brief description of these diseases are similar, but in reality it is the same:
Plum pox illness in medical language, smallpox, while smallpox called English. POKS disease virus (smallpox) has existed for centuries and was highly infectious. The symptoms occurring during those infected are fever and seems to bubble containing pus on the skin areas over the face, hands, toes, and finally the whole body. The disease is usually fatal, especially when it comes to children or the elderly. For those who can cure anything, be used in the chopped skin pockmarked from smallpox.
Fortunately, this disease was no longer in the world. In the 19th century all over the world effort to eradicate the disease through vaccination. In some parts of Indonesia, vaccination against smallpox has been performed since 1856, the Government of the Netherlands East Indies. After a long and full of hard work, over time the disease is not more in Indonesia since 1974 and following the WHO free of smallpox in Indonesia. Thanks for your cooperation throughout the world, finally in 1980 the world was declared free of smallpox.
With the disappearance of smallpox, the last thereafter on smallpox vaccination is no longer necessary. News and discussion has been increasingly disappear. No wonder, finally, there are ordinary people who never heard of and were familiar with smallpox.
Varicella, although his name is similar to smallpox, is a different disease. Chickenpox, called varicella medical language, and English called varicella. This disease is caused by a virus called varicella zoster.
Like smallpox, the symptoms appear like a fever. But there are differences in the bubble that appears weak and is not at the same time, which starts from the patient’s body, then the other leg menjalah. In general, the disease of chickenpox is much lighter and not as dangerous as smallpox.
The vaccine for this disease and there is enough time, but so far not been used in Indonesia. varicella vaccine to date has not become part of the vaccination program mandatory, since its cost is still expensive so not all are capable of. Indonesian Association of Pediatricians (Idai) current immunization schedule for varicella is for children aged 10 and over, if you have not had chickenpox. However, if you wish and are able, have received the vaccine after 1 year of age and repeated 10 years later to protect it during adulthood.
Despite its name from the snake smallpox, the disease is not caused by a snake. Chickenpox is a common disease of the snake tile. This disease is a form of reactivation of varicella disease (chickenpox), who had suffered before.
Note that if a person exposed to infection by the varicella-zoster virus for the first time, he would ask the chickenpox. Once cured, the virus has not disappeared completely from the patient’s body, but rather remain in the body of the patient, who suffers precisely in the ganglia of the peripheral nerves. The virus lives in the patient’s body could occur at any time and cause a disease called shingles.