What is another word for Kaffir pox?

11 synonyms found


[ kˈafi͡ə pˈɒks], [ kˈafi‍ə pˈɒks], [ k_ˈa_f_iə p_ˈɒ_k_s]

It is important to acknowledge the offensive nature of the term "Kaffir pox," which has been used historically as a derogatory term for smallpox in relation to people of African descent. In modern times, it is not acceptable to use this term and it is essential to find more appropriate synonyms for it. Some of the synonyms for Kaffir pox include smallpox, variola, and cowpox. Using respectful language is an indication of cultural awareness and sensitivity, and it is necessary to avoid using derogatory or offensive terminology in any context. The use of more respectful and sensitive language helps to promote inclusivity and equality.

Synonyms for Kaffir pox:

How to use "Kaffir pox" in context?

Kaffir pox, also called African smallpox, is a febrile disease caused by the variola virus. Kaffir pox is spread through contact with respiratory secretions, blood, or body fluids from an infected person. Kaffir pox is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa. The most severe form of kaffir pox ispox, which is highly fatal in up to 80% of cases. Lord Byron died from kaffir pox in 1824. In 1996, kaffir pox was declared world vaccine-preventable disease by the World Health Assembly.

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