Smallpox, the more you know!
By Liam Halvorsen
What is Smallpox?
How is smallpox transmitted?
How do you treat Smallpox?
How can you prevent getting smallpox?
Interesting smallpox facts.
- Smallpox's name came from Europeans distinguishing smallpox from great pox (syphilis).
- Smallpox does not occur in nature.
- The smallpox vaccine was the first vaccine created.
- Smallpox was the first disease to be eradicated worldwide.
"I think when smallpox was eliminated, the whole world got pretty excited about that because it's just such a dramatic success."
"I hope that some day the practice of producing cowpox in human beings will spread over the world - when that day comes, there will be no more smallpox."