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Small Pox

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Laura Swazay

on 21 April 2010

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Transcript of Small Pox

Small Pox Symptoms The initial symptoms of smallpox, 7 to 17 days after exposure, include the acute onset of fever, chills, headache, nausea, vomiting and severe muscle aches. Prevalence Smallpox no longer occurs naturally since it was totally eradicated by a lengthy and painstaking process, which identified all cases and their contacts and ensured that they were all vaccinated. Until then, smallpox killed many millions of people.

Prevention The only known way of prevention is the Smallpox vaccine. Treatment Sources There is no agent that has been specifically made for treating smallpox. Sometimes antibiotics are given for secondary infections that may occur. Global Impact http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/smallpox/overview.html http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/smallpox-prevention http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/s/smallpox/prevalence.htm http://virus.emedtv.com/smallpox/smallpox-symptoms.html Cost over 2.4 million dollars a year
The disease lasted for over 2000 years
Death usually occured within a week of diognosis and the fatality rate was 35%
A $330 million, ten year campaign first proposed by the Soviet Union in 1958 was started in 1967 to eradicated smallpox was begun.
Social Impact http://library.thinkquest.org/23054/profiles/smallpox/page2.html By: Laura, Angel & Kelsay Smallpox's impact has killed over millions, close to 1 billion people throughout it's years. Smallpox's first known discovery is as early as 400 A.D. Over those years of transmition, immargration, and epidemics, Smallpox is widely known as the Universal killer.
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