Causes of Smallpox in Babies

Small Pox is an incurable disease and the only possible way of fighting it is vaccination. Smallpox is an extremely dangerous virus which, in babies, can many times provoke death.

Smallpox is a contagious disease, which is caused by an infectious virus called variola. As a matter of fact, children, especially babies are more susceptible to infections and germs, thus smallpox is widely prevalent in newborns.

Some sources of smallpox infection are mentioned here.

• If your newborn comes in contact with an infected person, he is more likely to catch the infection.

• Variola can pass on to your baby through air droplets when a smallpox patient coughs or sneezes.

• Proximity to contaminated objects is another potential cause of smallpox.