Small Pox

By Asia & Jonathan

The History Of Smallpox

The history of smallpox holds a special place in medicine. One of the deadliest diseases known to humans, it is also the only human disease to have been destroyed by vaccination.

Where Did It Originate ? & Is It Deadly ?

  • Smallpox is thought to have originated in India or Egypt at least 3,000 years ago. The earliest evidence for the disease comes from the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses V, who died in 1157 B.C. His mummified remains show telltale pockmarks on his skin. Smallpox is an extremely contagious and deadly virus and has no known cure. The last known case occurred in the U.S. in 1949 and due to worldwide vaccination programs, this disease has been completely wiped out

What Would The Result Be If There Was A New Strain Of Your Disease?

  • Well, our disease is endemic and almost extinct . But if there were a new strain for our disease they might need to come up with a more stronger vaccine. And if not it would probably result in an outbreak.

What questions would you ask an interview with a person that has survived a disease or a person trying to fight one?

  • I Would ask how did they feel/felt , Or does or did , the disease make them sore . Or I would ask how long have they been or was sick , and how did they contract it .

Mortality Rate ? & Is there a cure for smallpox?

The mortality rate of the infectious disease, smallpox is 3O % & There is no cure but there was a vaccine, that later eradicated the disease.
How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi