Smallpox

Smallpox is a serious, contagious, and sometimes fatal disease caused by the variola virus.

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How long does smallpox last without treatment?

It will last about 1 week.

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How many Native Americans died smallpox?

a whole bunch

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Who discovered the smallpox vaccine and when?

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Edward Jenner in 1796.

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Edward Jenner developed the smallpox vaccine. See 'Is Edward Jenner responsible for the smallpox vaccination?' for my answer on how he did it.
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well....for vaccination EDWARD JENNAR introduced firstly the system of vaccines to prevent them from many infectious diseases such as small pox,polio,hepatitis etc.

Dr. Edward Jenner . =D LOL=D
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What is sledgehammer smallpox?

A very severe and quickly fatal form called "sledgehammer smallpox,".results in massive, uncontrollable bleeding (hemorrhage) from the skin lesions.from the mouth, nose, and other areas. very infectious and usually fatal five to seven days after onset

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Can you get smallpox twice?

Smallpox has been declared eradicated in 1980 by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Who invented cholera vaccination?

Filppo Pacini was the "inventor" of Cholera, but John Snow had a huge part in the invention

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Who discovered the treatment for smallpox?

The smallpox vaccine was discovered by Edward Jenner.

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Who discovered the medicine for smallpox?

Edward Jenner

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Who discovered smallpox and when?

The first known cases of smallpox go back to 1350 BC and the disease has been known for a very long time. Dr. Campbell identified how smallpox is spread. Edward Jenner is credited with developing the smallpox vaccine in 1796.

See the Web Links to the left for more information about the history of smallpox.

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What is a cure for smallpox?

Once you have contracted smallpox there is no cure. The symptoms can be treated somewhat with drugs to reduce fever or itching. There is a vaccine for smallpox, and the Intensified Smallpox Eradication Programme, involving the extensive distribution of the vaccine resulted in the successful eradication of the smallpox strain Variola Minor. The last natural case of the more deadly strain, Variola Major, had occurred several years earlier, in 1975.
edward the third came up with small pox

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How did Edward Jenner create a smallpox vaccination?

He noticed, in his village where he was a doctor, that the dairymaids (woman who milk the cow) who had previously had Cowpox didn't get Smallpox. He got inspired by that and thought that they might have become immune to it. He also successfully tested this on a boy.

One day Edward was studying a milk woman who was milking a cow when he noticed she had cow pox that you get from cows. Smallpox was very common in those days so he started to wonder why most milk woman had not caught it yet? So he decided to test it on someone . he found a little boy just 8 and a bit years old and he agreed to help him. He deliberately gave him cow pox and the boy was ill with cow pox but he got better quickly . next he gave him some pus out of a small pox boil to see if he caught it. The boy was fine and Edward had found the cure.

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Will smallpox vaccine help with cold sores?

No, they are caused by two different viruses.

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What is 'consume their own smoke'relating to steam carriages during the 1860s?

Answer Steam engines would have water heated in large tanks and then the steam that was created was harnessed and used to power the engine. I believe this is what this means by "consuming their own smoke." Hope this helps.

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What is smallpox?

Smallpox was thought to originate in Africa and spread to India and China. The first recorded epidemic of smallpox was in 1350 B.C., and the first reports of smallpox in Europe occurred between the 5th and 7th century. It was not until the 17th and 18th century that epidemics were noted in the North American colonies.

Then Edward Jennings found that cowpox was the natural vaccine for smallpox, but you had to contract it and let it go away before your body finished building up the immunity to smallpox, or you could get smallpox as well as cowpox.

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Smallpox is a contagious and fatal disease. There is no treatment for smallpox so you must get a vaccination to prevent it.

HHS.gov quote: The name smallpox is derived from the Latin word for "spotted" and refers to the raised bumps that appear on the face and body of an infected person.

Transmission: Prolonged face to face contact, direct contact with infected body fluids or sheets and clothing of the diseased host.

Symptoms: Fever, rash and limited ability of movement.

Smallpox is a virus.

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How was smallpox cured during the civil war?

There was no cure for small pox, and there still isn't. If you got it, you either lived through it, after which you were immune to it, or you died.

What they could do was vaccinate, or inoculate people against the disease. The same principal was used as is used today when small children are given their vaccinations. You expose the person to a weak form of the disease, which allows the body to build an immunity against the disease, without having to endure the full course of the disease.

One way they did this was to take scabs off the sores of a person with small pox, slice them up into tiny bits, and make a little cut on the skin of the person to be vaccinated, and put one of the tiny bits of small pox scab in the cut. Like all vaccinations, there is a risk of acquiring a full-blown case of the disease, but if the vaccinated person was lucky he would just be achy and feverish for a few days, and afterward would be immune to small pox.

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When did dr edward jenner invent the smallpox vaccination?

1796 he administered his first cowpox based vaccine for smallpox.

But others had experimented with it before on a small scale.

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Why can you not swim after a smallpox vaccination?

Because you may still be a little infectious.

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How many Aztecs and incas did smallpox kill?

4000

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In the Columbian Exchange diseases such as smallpox resulted in?

Before Columbus, the parasites that cause malaria were rampant in Eurasia and Africa but unknown in the Americas. Transported in the bodies of sailors, malaria may have crossed the ocean as early as Columbus's second voyage. Yellow fever, malaria's frequent companion, soon followed. The New World was the loss of 90 percent of the native population due to diseases that they never had seen before. There had been about 80 million and only around 720,000 were left. The land appeared to be empty.

From the Old World to the New:

The deadly smallpox, malaria, yellow fever, gonorrhea, chlamydia, common cold, measles, influenza, chickenpox all were mostly fatal as the natives had no natural immunity to these.

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Why does smallpox still exist?

In order of vaccines to be made, just in case another epidemic occurs.

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Are smallpox deadly?

There are two forms of smallpox; Variola Major and Variola Minor. The first was fatal in up to 30% of infected people, the second in about 1% of infected people.
Yes, smallpox is a deadly disease, although it does not kill everyone infected with it. Those who survive tend to be physically scarred by the disease. Smallpox was the disease for which vaccination was first developed, in 1740. Except for archival stocks kept under high security at two locations, and the possibility that unauthorized stocks might be held somewhere for use as a terrorist weapon, smallpox is believed to have been completely eliminated.

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How do you prevent getting smallpox?

You cut the blisters of other small pox victims and grind it to a fine powder and snort them. This will prevent you from being infected with only a small chance of you getting it. Btw Smallpox is extremely hard to get now adays
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Who demonstrated the first safe vaccination procedure to treat smallpox disease?

He is Edward Jenner . He demonstrated the first safe vaccination procedure to treat a smallpox disease. Btw. I'm Kazy Quijano Malazarte. visit me on facebook! :)) Dadzlil_me@yahoo.com

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Who is dr Maurice cure?

In 1936, Dr. Maurice Curé created the Labour Party after his unsuccessful attempt to return Mauritius to France in 1921. Advocating claims from the most under privileged sections of the population, the latter political party experienced an increasing success at the elections, which started taking place at universal suffrage as from the Constitution of 1959. In the scrutiny of 1967, some 56% of the population proved to be in favour of independence as put forward by the Labors Party then led by Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, who presided the solemn ceremony held on the 12th of March 1968, after much debate with the British.

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How can smallpox be cured?

There isn't an exact cure for smallpox even though there are vaccinations which can help your white blood cells fight the disease. I can explain how the vaccination works. A vaccine is basically dead cells that are parts of the disease injected into your bloodstream that helps you gain immunity. After the strain enters your bloodstream, your white blood cells can help identify the strain of disease and treat it using antibiotics. Once your cells realize how to defeat the disease, you have gained immunity and the exact strain wouldn't be likely to affect you again.

Just recently SIGA Technologies announced that BARDA (Biological and Radiological Research Authority), which is part of HHS, was to issue a $2.8B contract for a post contraction anti-viral "cure" for smallpox to be added to the national stockpile to defend against possible terrorist release of the variola virus.

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