Variola virus
(enveloped virus)

Variola virus is an enveloped, double-stranded DNA virus belonging to the Poxviridae family.

It is the cause of smallpox and was officially declared eradicated in 1980.

Main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects, and via droplets and particles in the air.

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Enveloped viruses
These viruses have glycoproteins on their envelope, which are potential targets for external influences.

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