Since ancient times, Smallpox has devastated the world, killing millions of people. Often referred to as the speckled monster, the smallpox disease originated in the new world when Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors and early English settlers arrived in the Americas. Although there had been attempts to cure the disease, including variation, (that came from Asia 2,000 years ago), they all had a high risk of death. It wasn’t until 1796, when Edward Jenner, a English paleontologist came up with a new form of vaccine, it was called inoculation.
The history of infectious diseases in America predates the establishment of the United States. Colonial children were afflicted by many epidemic contagious diseases, and a number of very graphic descriptions have been recorded.1 As research and medical advances have increased, more vaccinations have been developed to prevent and eliminate some of these once deadly diseases. The pace of progress regarding infectious diseases of children accelerated during the 18th Century, particularly with respect to prevention of smallpox by inoculation or variolation. Smallpox was an almost inevitable illness of childhood and was one of the most common causes of death because of its high mortality rate. It was reported, for example, to kill 10% of Swedish
During that time, measles were spread by explorer-to-native contact, animals, and filthy living conditions. Like today, there was no cure. Much of the Native American population drastically decreased amid the Age of Exploration. Based on the presented evidence, it can be concluded that measles were the most significant element of the Columbian
The particular weapon or better yet biological microorganism that I have chosen to outline this week is that of a particularly nasty strain of disease which has wiped out an unknown multitude of people throughout history. This infectious disease, known as the genus Orthopoxvirus, from the the family Poxviridae and subfamily of chordopoxvirinae, is potentially believed to have laid to waste whole civilizations of people. It also goes by the name “Red Plague”, or in more common parlance, “The Smallpox Virus.”
Smallpox is a contagious disease caused by the variola virus. The variola virus is the causative agent of smallpox. It can infect humans due to its ability to bypass the human’s immune responses and complement activation. Smallpox gets its name from pus-filled blisters that form during the illness. It was one of the world’s most devastating diseases known to humanity. Smallpox was responsible for an estimated 300-500 million deaths during the 20th century.
The name Smallpox comes from small bumps that appear on the skin of an infected person. In fact, the word pox means “spotted” in Latin. Scientists estimate that this virus originated over 3,500 years ago in Egypt or India, when a disease like cowpox or camelpox could have mutated to infect humans. The rest, as they say, is
Disease, one of the major killers of the 18th and 19th Century. Hundreds of thousands across the world have died from numerous infectious disease that spread as fast as wildfire. One of the most notorious examples of a plague that spread and wiped out a third of europe was the Bubonic Plague or its common name, the Black Death. How do we keep diseases such as the Bubonic Plague from wiping out the developing new world known as America? What disease could cause cause such panic and uproar that hundreds of citizens to flee from their city to avoid it?
Boston Smallpox Epidemic of 1721: When smallpox broke out in Boston, Cotton Mather introduced an untested medical procedure called “inoculation”, which would introduce a small amount of the virus to a patient, in hoping they would become immune to it. Many were opposed to it, even though it worked. Many people died due to the epidemic.
The Sudan Virus was first discovered in South Sudan in nineteen seventy-six, where it was described as “Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever” but classified as SUDV. Bats were suspected to harbor the virus because of the distantly related filo virus, MARV. MARV has been isolated from bats, but no reservoir host has been positively identified. As well as being unclear on how SUDV was introduced into the human
“The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs and “What of this Goldfish Would You Wish?” by Egaret Keret are both exciting fictional short stories that engage the reader. There are many differences as well as similarities between the two stories. Overall, the two stores are more diverse. The differences lie in the areas of character traits and plot.
In the story “The Monkey’s Paw” the theme is don’t mess with fate and this story elements like character, setting, and plot all help contribute to the theme. The character’s emotions, reaction, and actions are a significant role in revealing the theme. The setting, though not realized as much actually shapes the story too. As normal, plot most definitely contributes to the theme.
Over time, the disease slowly had no effect on the Indians when they finally developed an antibiotics the counter the disease. By the 16th century, the Europeans were able to counter the disease unlike how the Indians can do it quickly. Some had genes to for combating smallpox and much other disease in their way. For example, from the 1450s to the 1600s, over 27 million Native Americans died from the lack of counter genes. For foods, the Native Americans produced food that were done poorly and were poor nutrition.
“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality”-Edgar Allan Poe. All great horror stories represent that quote. There is one story that does not. “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs is not a horror story because there is not a monster, it is not believable, and it does not have a creepy setting.