alastrim


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a·las·trim

(ă-las'trim),
A mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent strain of the virus.
[Pg. alastrar, to scatter over]

alastrim

A mild form of smallpox, which was eradicated in 1977.

alastrim

A mild form of SMALLPOX. Happily, smallpox has been eradicated-an event unique in medical history-and the name is of academic interest only.
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It is clear then that smallpox virus, even the alastrim strain, could remain infective, if in the right form, for much longer than was once supposed and fomites had infected populations in vafious areas of the world.
The World Health Organization tests, published in 1988, on the mildest form of smallpox, alastrim, showing that it became inactive at a constant 35[degrees]C at high humidity seem to have little bearing on, or relevance to the question of smallpox in Sydney in 1789.
Hoje, acredita-se que o virus causador da variola major nao difere, a nao ser pela expressao clinica, da variola minor (ou alastrim, como denominado no Brasil).