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Smallpox Smallpox is a contagious disease caused by the variola virus. It starts off as a fever, and then progresses into a skin rash. By 1980, the disease was declared eradicated because of worldwide vaccination services. As a result of the 9/11 terrorists attack, the United States is very cautious of this disease as its potential use of a terrorist weapon. The United States has made a nationwide emergency plan if there were to be an outbreak of smallpox. Smallpox can be spread airborne by an...

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Smallpox Epidemic

 Smallpox Epidemics Lexi Gagne April 17, 2013 Dr. Stinson The smallpox disease was a significant life threatening disease that lasted for centuries. Changing the world countries at a time, smallpox is one of the top deadliest diseases known to man. It is estimated that it began when humans started gathering in communities and traveling around six thousand years ago (Geddes 152). Until around 30 years ago, people were still living in fear of this awful disease...

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Smallpox Impact

impact of smallpox on economics, medicine and people in England? Planning: Paragraph 1- Thesis and Introduction What is smallpox? What its biggest impacts? The fall of smallpox. Paragraph 2-4- Points, Evidence, Explanation Economics Medicine Human Paragraph 5- Conclusion (sum up what I have already said) How big the smallpox was? Smallpox is a serious and contagious disease due to a virus that got thousand millions people killed. It is believed that smallpox have originated...

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Smallpox In Boston

contracted a world-wide feared viral infection known as smallpox. After the occurrence of over nine hundred deaths in Boston alone, the infestation of this disease in the colony became known as the Smallpox Epidemic. During the epidemic, it became widely acknowledged that survivors of smallpox were immune to later occurrences of the disease. This led to the consideration of the medical practice of inoculation—the deliberate introduction of the living smallpox virus to cause a mild case of the disease that...

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Biological Weapons: Smallpox as a Weapon

 Biological Weapons: Smallpox Used as a Weapon? Joshua Walker SCHOOL Biological Weapons: Smallpox Used as a Weapon? In the last decade, members of various governmental anti-terrorism agencies and the department of homeland security in the United States have discussed the significant possibility that the Smallpox virus will reemerge as an act of bioterrorism by enemies of the United States. Major concern of this virus initially developed after the terrorist...

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Smallpox Variolation Research Paper

The early techniques of prevention of smallpox were later known as inoculation or variolation. In China, powdered scabs of smallpox pustules were blown into the nostrils of healthy persons through a tube. The mechanism of variolation was understood by many prominent ancient cultures in that they knew that prior exposure of uninfected people to mild strains of the Variola virus would induce an immune response in the inoculated subjects who would produce a faster immune response when later exposed...

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Bubonic Plague vs Smallpox Essay

epidemical heights. The two scourges are bubonic plague, which influenced Europe during the 1300’s, and smallpox, which impacted Mesoamerica and the Native Americans from the 1500’s to the 1900’s. To understand how these sicknesses were so altering to their related societies, one must understand the disease. First, one must know the background of the disease. The earliest known outbreak of smallpox originated in Asia, more specifically in India (Carr para. 2). Bubonic plague is also presumed to have...

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Edward Jenner and Smallpox

Edward Jenner and Smallpox Melissa Paciello University of Phoenix Edward Jenner and Smallpox Despite all of the controversy around vaccinations, vaccines have been around for nearly 200 years and are known to have saved millions of lives by preventing a person from infectious diseases through inoculation. The world’s first vaccine, the vaccination for smallpox was developed in 1796 by Edward Jenner, a doctor from England. Smallpox, which dates back to 1350 B.C., is an infectious and contagious...

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The Smallpox Virus

The smallpox virus was once one of the most feared diseases in the world, and for good reason. Variola was a contagious virus that caused fever and painful, pus filled blisters all over the body. Victims had about a one fourth chance of survival, and survivors were covered with small, pitted scars and sometimes blinded or arthritic. Popping sporadically up in various civilizations, smallpox left a trail of destruction through two thousand plus years of mankind’s history. The story of smallpox is...

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Smallpox: Vaccination and Hindu God Krishna

Smallpox Smallpox was a disease that was caused by a virus. The virus spread when an uninfected person came in direct contact with a sick person and breathed in the virus. Usually, the virus was in tiny drops that were coughed up by the sick person. After about two weeks the infected person would develop a high fever and muscle aches and pains. After about three days of fever the person would break out in a rash all over his or her body. At first it looked like red spots, but these spots gradually...

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