Definition of Cuban itch
1. Noun. A mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus.
Generic synonyms: Smallpox, Variola, Variola Major
Medical Definition of Cuban itch
1. A mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent strain of the virus. Synonym: Cuban itch, Kaffir pox, milkpox, pseudosmallpox, pseudovariola, variola minor, West Indian smallpox, whitepox. Origin: Pg. Alastrar, to scatter over (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Cuban itch
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1. Transactions of the Annual Meeting by Ohio State Medical Society (1901)
"It seems to me that the greatest discussion is not whether it is chickenpox or smallpox, but whether it is "cuban itch" or smallpox. ..."
2. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1907)
"... in the spring called "cuban itch," buT if "Smallpox" and "cuban itch" were the same thing, then they had been misnamed, as there certainly had not been ..."