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  • Smallpox And The Epidemic Of Smallpox

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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

  • Smallpox And Vaccination Of Smallpox

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Dormant Threat of Smallpox

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    disease also originated from Eygpt? Edward Jenner was the “man” in 1796. He was experimenting and proved that small pox was closely related to cow pox. He would then make a key breakthrough in his discovery by concluding that it would protect against smallpox. Small Pox out breaks have been going on ever since the Egyptians; however, eradication of the disease has become a worldwide look. The last case of the disease in the United States was in 1949. Somalia was the last outbreak in 1977 before stoppage

  • Smallpox Viruses Essay

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    For approximately three-thousand years, smallpox has ravaged and plagued the four corners of the globe. In fact, in the 17 th and 18 th centuries, it was claimed to be the most infectious disease in the West, with an astounding 90% mortality rate in America. It wasn't until 1796, with English surgeon Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccination, that the world saw relief from this devastating virus. However, even with this inoculation in use, the world continued to witness death from both the virus and the

  • Smallpox eradication Essay

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    that had to be addressed in order for the World Health Organization’s Smallpox Eradication Campaign to be successful. You need have good understanding of the World Health Organization's smallpox eradication campaign from Curtin and Gaither's book -International Public Relations to answer this (case study session). In it you will see how the campaign is used to illustrate different theories covered during the course. Smallpox Eradication Campaign is considered as one of the greatest success of the

  • Smallpox Vaccine Analysis

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    years. Before vaccines were introduced, during 1900 through 1904, an average of 48,164 cases and 2528 deaths were caused by both severe and mild forms of smallpox in the United States. After the smallpox vaccine was introduced, the disease ceased to stop and the last case to ever be reported was in 1929. Getting vaccinated against the smallpox actually eradicated the disease, meaning it has been wiped out. Next, in 1951- 1954, on average, 16,316 polio cases and 1879 polio deaths were reported each

  • Cause And Effects Of Smallpox

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    many years prior, the smallpox infection rose and started causing sickness and passing’s in human populaces, with smallpox episodes happening every now and then. (Johnson, 2016). Because of the accomplishment of immunization, the last common flare-up of smallpox in the United States happened in 1949. (Johnson, 2016). In 1980, the World Health Assembly proclaimed smallpox annihilated, and no instances of normally happening smallpox have occurred since. (Johnson, 2016). Smallpox is a greatly infectious

  • Causes And Effects Of Smallpox

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    The Smallpox epidemic was one of the causes of the loss of Indians once the colonists arrived in the New World. The disease caused an instant increase in the mortality rate amongst the natives. Before the Europeans came to the New World, there were no severe sicknesses within the tribes. When the Europeans arrived on the boat, the natives did not know what to expect. They were awed by European horses and technology, which native religion deemed to have been given the whites by the gods. Before