Ask Difference

Measles vs. Smallpox — What's the Difference?

Measles vs. Smallpox — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Measles and Smallpox

ADVERTISEMENT

Compare with Definitions

Measles

Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by measles virus. Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7–10 days.
May 02, 2022

Smallpox

Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor. The agent of variola virus (VARV) belongs to the genus Orthopoxvirus.
May 02, 2022

Measles

An acute, contagious viral disease, usually occurring in childhood and characterized by eruption of red spots on the skin, fever, and catarrhal symptoms. Also called rubeola.
May 02, 2022

Smallpox

An acute, highly infectious, often fatal disease caused by a poxvirus and characterized by high fever and aches with subsequent widespread eruption of pimples that blister, produce pus, and form pockmarks. Smallpox was eradicated worldwide by 1979 as a result of numerous vaccination campaigns and the virus exists only as a laboratory specimen. Also called variola.
May 02, 2022

Measles

Black measles.
May 02, 2022
ADVERTISEMENT

Smallpox

(disease) An acute, highly infectious often fatal disease caused by Variola virus of the family Poxviridae. It was completely eradicated in the 1970s, but still exists in laboratories. Those who survived were left with pockmarks.
The Europeans brought new diseases such as smallpox, measles, dysentery, influenza, syphilis and leprosy.
May 02, 2022

Measles

Any of several other diseases, especially German measles, that cause similar but milder symptoms.
May 02, 2022

Smallpox

A contagious, constitutional, febrile disease characterized by a peculiar eruption; variola. The cutaneous eruption is at first a collection of papules which become vesicles (first flat, subsequently umbilicated) and then pustules, and finally thick crusts which slough after a certain time, often leaving a pit, or scar.
May 02, 2022

Measles

A condition of pork or beef caused by the presence of tapeworm larvae.
May 02, 2022

Smallpox

A highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
May 02, 2022

Measles

A plant disease, usually caused by fungi, that produces small spots on leaves, stems, or fruit.
May 02, 2022

Measles

(medicine) An acute and highly contagious disease which often afflicts children caused by the virus Measles morbillivirus and causing red rashes, fever, runny nose, coughing, and red eyes.
May 02, 2022

Measles

Any disease causing red rashes.
May 02, 2022

Measles

(obsolete) Used as an intensifier.
May 02, 2022

Measles

(veterinary medicine) cysticercosis: A disease of livestock or meat caused by the presence of tapeworm larvae.
May 02, 2022

Measles

Any disease causing a tree's bark to become rough and irregular.
May 02, 2022

Measles

(medicine) measle: a red spot forming part of a rash, (now) particularly those caused by M. morbillivirus.
May 02, 2022

Measles

(figuratively) measle: any similar-looking red spot, particularly (printing) foxing.
May 02, 2022

Measles

(veterinary medicine) measle: the individual cysts of cysticercosis.
May 02, 2022

Measles

Plural of measle: the individual blisters in the surface of a diseased tree's bark.
May 02, 2022

Measles

A discreet assassination made to look like death from any natural cause.
May 02, 2022

Measles

(obsolete) measle
May 02, 2022

Measles

(obsolete) mesels: Leprosy.
May 02, 2022

Measles

Leprosy; also, a leper.
May 02, 2022

Measles

A contagious viral febrile disorder commencing with catarrhal symptoms, and marked by the appearance on the third day of an eruption of distinct red circular spots, which coalesce in a crescentic form, are slightly raised above the surface, and after the fourth day of the eruption gradually decline; rubeola. It is a common childhood disease.
Measles commences with the ordinary symptoms of fever.
May 02, 2022

Measles

A disease of cattle and swine in which the flesh is filled with the embryos of different varieties of the tapeworm.
May 02, 2022

Measles

A disease of trees.
May 02, 2022

Measles

The larvæ of any tapeworm (Tænia) in the cysticerus stage, when contained in meat. Called also bladder worms.
May 02, 2022

Measles

An acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children
May 02, 2022

Share Your Discovery

Share via Social Media
Embed This Content
Embed Code
Share Directly via Messenger
Link
Previous Comparison
Decline vs. Wane
Next Comparison
Salad vs. Garnish

Popular Comparisons

Featured Comparisons

Trending Comparisons

New Comparisons

Trending Terms