Origin of pox
Examples from the Web for pox
For example, though I had chicken pox decades ago, I still have antibody to chicken pox.
Libertarians, of course, have grimly wished a pox on both their houses of Congress.
The darkness of the new fear followed him out of the room, and the name of it was Pox.Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn
A pox o your throat, you bawling, blasphemous, incharitable dog!The Tempest|William Shakespeare
I saie the pox, as by experience we se there is no better remedy than sweatyng and the drinkyng of guaiacum, etc.
The first original English writer on the pox was William Clowes.
These were simply 'A Pox take it', the curse being supposed to take effect at once.The Witch-cult in Western Europe|Margaret Alice Murray