Prevention can be done through vaccination of avoiding of any contact with an infected individual. Smallpox has been on Earth for hundreds of years and is known to be one of the most deadliest diseases/ epidemics ever experienced by humanity. It kills about thirty percent of all people infected and spreads very quickly as it is highly contagious. Smallpox is known to happen to even some of the most significant icons all throughout history including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Mozart. It's been one of the deadliest diseases to ever spread in this world for the past hundred years which has now been eradicated saving millions of lives every year.
It enters the body through the lungs and is carried to the internal organs. Then, the skin is infected and boils and rashes will appear all over. Smallpox is spread through contact between people and saliva when talking, coughing or sneezing. It can also be spread rapidly when the boils on the skin burst, leading to the smallpox DNA going everywhere.The highly infectious disease ravaged and plagued across the globe, decimating a large number of the population. In the 18th century, it had an astonishing mortality rate of 90% in the United States.
Strains of smallpox should be eliminated and here is why. The resurgence of infectious diseases has been a huge problem in the 21st century. Imagine what the world would look like with the return of one of the globes most brutal disease; A disease like smallpox that could spread so easily through the air. Smallpox had both a high prevalence and incidence rate in the United States and many other parts of the world. Quantitative data and statistics display that about 30 percent of people with smallpox died from the disease and many others developed other problems.
Sometimes the do turn into parasites and enter your body and make you sick. Other Times when humans have contact with Amoebas is when the Amoeba enters the human body and causes fatal damage. It can do this by going into the nerve system and compromising the nervous system. Another way is it goes into the brain and as you can guess makes the brain swell, causes brain damage, kills tissue,c and more medical stuff. A fact is that the Amoeba is the third most common parasite death the the world.
In the 1800s, a serious outbreak took place killing thousands of people. This outbreak was called Scarlet fever. Although you don't hear about it now a days, it was known back then. The death rate for Scarlet fever was as at a minimum of one hundred thousand to as much as one hundred fifty thousand. This fever killing so many people is important because it's not a small amount.
Summary The global influenza virus is a challenging wicked problem that has been wiping out millions of people for over a hundred years. The virus adapts and mutates the strains, making the flu problematical to eradicate with our current methods. The Wicked Issue The problem with Influenza started in 1918 when the Spanish flu broke out causing the first flu pandemic the world had ever faced. The BC Medical journal called the epidemic, “The greatest medical holocaust in history” (Skowronski and Kendall). Little did they know back in 1918 that the virus was only going to adapt and create different strains.
But, the most common and accurate one is that Edgar A. Poe died because of rabies. Rabies is known as a very deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. The rabies virus is usually transmitted through a bite. In the late 1800 rabies was well known to cause different symptoms, including itching, fever, headache, excess salivation, muscle spasms, and mental confusion. These symptoms tend to spread through entire body.
Chemical weapons were used to injure and kill people in war. There were many types of poison gases that were introduced in World War I. The poison gases that were used were mustard gas, tear gas, and chlorine and phosgene. The first chemical weapon that was used in World War I was tear gas. Tear gas caused temporary blindness and bad irritation to the throat and nose.
Pandemics are events in which a disease spreads across the entire world. Many pandemics have become notorious for their lethality, symptoms, or historical events that surrounded them. Various notorious pandemics include the ‘Black Death,’ an event caused by the plague, Yersinia Pestis, that killed an estimated 25 million people (“Black Death”), or the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic, an event that has killed an estimated 35 million people (“HIV/AIDS”). The ‘Black Death’ and the HIV/AIDS pandemic have killed many people; however, neither has killed nearly as many people as the 1918 influenza pandemic. The 1918 influenza pandemic, better known as the ‘Spanish Flu,’ was a strain of the influenza virus that struck in the wake of world war one (WWI).
When I came across the description for The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, I suddenly became interested in the lethality of certain diseases. Imagine a highly infectious virus with a mortality rate from anywhere between fifty to ninety percent and that its victims suffer from liquefying flesh, melting organs, and massive hemorrhaging, essentially bleeding from every orifice of the body. The thought intrigued me, how a particular virus has the frightening potential to wipe out the human race. After reading the summary, I had a desire to learn more, so I chose this book. As for taking AP World History, I needed a viewpoint on exactly what an AP course is like.
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?