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    the 19th and 20th centuries, a now eradicated disease called smallpox killed an estimated 300-500 million people. This life-threatening disease is marked by a rash of blisters filled with a thick, opaque fluid that cover the face, arms and legs (see Figure 1). Many of those who managed to survive smallpox were left with permanent complications such as scars, blindness, and in some instances, limb deformities. Occurrences of smallpox are believed to go as far back as 10,000 BC. One of the earliest

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    fortunate enough to survive. These scars would be forever remembered as the hallmark for the smallpox epidemic which tormented the world for over 3,000 years. (Riedel “Deadly Diseases”). The earliest case of smallpox according to a journal published in the US National Library of Medicine titled, “Edward Jenner and the History of Smallpox and Vaccination” was recorded as early as 1122 BC. (Riedel “Smallpox the Origin of a Disease”). Mankind’s triumph over this horrible disease was initiated by an

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    Smallpox Pandemic

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    likely to happen is smallpox pandemic. At the moment, smallpox is not very deadly to a human due to all the vaccines and medical technology but if smallpox were to mutate or be (cell structure of smallpox) mutated by a scientist, the pathogen would quite easily have the potential to destroy the human race. Analysis If smallpox was genetically mutated and put into a country like India or china, because they both have high population, it would spread extremely quickly. Smallpox was a highly contagious

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    The Smallpox Virus

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    Smallpox was a highly infectious virus that spread easily through contact with infected people or objects contaminated with the disease. The vrius was deadly and killed thirty percent of people who caught it. The disease was known as a “brick-shaped virus,” which originated from the variola virus. The disease spread when an infected person sneezed or coughed. The droplets from their nose or mouth spread and would then infect another person. The virus could also spread through contaminated objects

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    What is Smallpox?

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    Smallpox What is smallpox? Smallpox is a contagious deadly disease that can easily be transferred from one person to another either by face-to-face contact or direct contact with bodily fluids such as sweat and saliva from someone who’s infected such as sneezing, coughing, or skin touching. They can also spread from being in contact with contaminated objects as well. Those who are infected usually doesn’t know they are infected until 7-17 days later when they start developing flu like symptoms

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    The Smallpox Virus

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    Smallpox is one of the most lethal virus’ known to man. It is devastating to individual systems, and it’s high level of contagion makes it a major threat to populations, as seen historically, before mass vaccination was available. For many years before an understanding about the virus was developed, thousands suffered and died from it, with no relief except perhaps that of a comforting nurse. As scientific inquiry advanced, so did the approach to dealing with the virus, beginning with its primitive

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    The Smallpox Vaccine

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    When the Smallpox disease made an overpopulated England its territory, it thrived and wiped out thousands of people (“Smallpox Vaccine: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”). Smallpox was a major threat to many countries and civilizations for thousands of years; however, the permanent cure for the disease began in England. During the eighteenth century, a physician by the name of Edward Jenner was credited with the invention of the most important piece of medical technology, the vaccine, and became known

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    Origin Of Smallpox

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    Many scholars concluded the smallpox disease first emerged among settled agricultural populations in the Mesopotamia’s as early as the 5th millennium BC. Egyptian pharaoh Ramses V who died in c.1156 BC possesses indications of pustules characteristic of smallpox on his mummified body. There is also a possibility that the origin of the great plague of Athens in 430 BC was smallpox and that it was carried to Italy by a Roman army returning from Mesopotamia around AD 165. Throughout the years, it was

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    Smallpox Vaccine

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    Smallpox is a highly contagious viral disease that was eradicated in 1980 (Mucker et al., 2013). Before eradication, smallpox was endemic in many tropical countries in the past 40 years. The success of the eradication was cultivated by intensified immunization, case-control and active surveillance by World health organization with support from all nations. The only remaining wild Variola major viruses are under two top security WHO research laboratories as the threat of bio terrorism remains real(W

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    The Wonders of Smallpox

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    The Wonders of Smallpox There are several epidemics in the world, but the one that stands out the most and has a large affect on people is smallpox. An epidemic is a widespread occurrence of and infectious disease in a community at a particular time. There are several epidemics and lots of them are very dangerous and can lead to very severe sickness or even death. For example there are more diseases that land in the epidemic “family” such as HIV, AIDS, Herpes, and Gonorrhea just to give you an idea

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