Smallpox is an extremely contagious and deadly virus for which there is 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 eradicated. Smallpox is also known as “variola.” Since the time of ancient Egypt, smallpox has proven to be one of the most devastating...
The history of smallpox extends into pre-history; the disease likely emerged in
human populations about 10,000 BC. The earliest credible evidence of smallpox
The history of smallpox holds a unique place in medicine. One of the deadliest
diseases known to humans, it is also the only human disease to have been ...
May 7, 2015 ... Thirty-five years after smallpox was declared eradicated, look back at the history
of the pernicious disease.
She would grind up scabs taken from a person infected with smallpox
into a powder, and then blow it into the nostrils of a non-immune person. By the 1700's, this method of variolation was common practice in China, India, and Turkey. In 1967 the World Health Organiza... More »
Smallpox and History. • In the Elephant war in Mecca 568 AD, smallpox
decimated the Ethiopian soldiers. • Introduction of smallpox into the new world.
Smallpox has been identified as a possible agent of bioterrorism (1). It seems
prudent to review the history of a disease known to few people in the 21st century
Smallpox ranks among the most devastating illnesses ever suffered by
humankind. It has dramatically altered the course of human history, even
contributing to ...
Aug 13, 2015 ... Smallpox was once one of the most severe infectious diseases that was endemic
throughout the world for most of the recorded history.
Smallpox is one of greatest scourges in human history. This disease, which starts
with a distinctive rash that progresses to pus-filled blisters and can result in ...