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Also known as: Small Pox

Smallpox was a very contagious disease that caused large boils to arise on the skin and scar it. It was sometimes fatal. It was eliminated from the world with the advent of a smallpox vaccine in the 1950s. Now that it has been eliminated, vaccinations are no longer necessary. However, Boomers are marked by the permanent scar of the vaccination, usually on the left upper arm.