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 measles controversy started in 1998 after a fraudulent research paper in the medical journal was published. The paper contained studies stating colitis and autism is linked to the measles vaccine. After the initial publishing the amount of people getting the vaccine dropped from 92% in 1996 to 84% in 2002 (in the Uk). Within the first 5 months of 2006 there was reportedly 449 cases of measles, compared to 1998 where there was only 56 within the whole year. The measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children even though there is a safe and cost-effective vaccine available people are still believing these allegations are far more severe that the consequences of the measles.
This means if just one person were to get infected they could infect millions of other people. With the era of antibiotics coming to an end, some of these illnesses could prove fatal. Since people use them frequently, diseases can resist commonly used antibiotics. Untreated people are a danger to everyone around them, and they can revive fatal diseases of the past. So when vaccinations offer freedom from this fear, what reason is there to neglect it from a child, adult, or anyone?
In this case, there’s not enough information to accurately identify the specific etiology, but there are a few likely factors. Firstly is genetics, the most common cause. When close relatives have had ADHD, or perhaps ADHD runs directly in the family, there is a very likely chance that it will be passed down. My father has ADHD, and as a result, I do as well. ADHD is generally diagnosed in the first 12 years of their lives, when symptoms are at their worst and many of them may occur in the first few years of life.
With them came smallpox, measles, chicken pox, influenza, and many other diseases. “Before the arrival of Columbus, Native American disease wasn’t dominant in the land. Due to the lack of exposure of disease in their younger years, Native Americans were vulnerable to the European diseases that would come with the Columbian Exchange. The diseases would soon destroy many societies of the ancient Aztec, Maya, and Inca. Through many estimates it is foreseen that alien diseases caused over 50% deaths of the Native American population.
There are currently twenty-four vaccines for over fifty diseases (Centers). Although there are many vaccines, 1.5 million children die from a disease that could have been prevented. Not vaccinating is putting the future of humanity in danger by destroying the potential of these children. Vaccines can not only save millions of lives, but save billions of dollars. Vaccinations could save the human population billions of dollars by reducing medical costs caused by treatment of the preventable diseases
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. 31. Common Sense: Thomas Paine wrote a book called "Common Sense", it sold more than 150,000 copies when the population was only 3 million.
Each year in the U.S., 50,000 adults die from a disease that could have easily been prevented if they simply got vaccinated. Also, most vaccines are for deadly diseases; if someone neglects getting vaccinated, that makes them very vulnerable. Vaccines are a very safe way to prevent illness. In fact, each vaccine has to pass through a major inspection to make
The flu vaccine has claimed many lives over the past year. The CDC states that”There is a risk that respiratory illness in young kids and old people when they got a flu shot”. People that get the respiratory illness have a bad chance that they won’t survive killing thousands each year. In addition, the article “Why are so many healthy people are dying of the flu vaccine” Dr.Mark Geier(Genetisit and a professor at John Hopkins University) explains how this flu vaccine is more like an expirement than curing people .Therefore it proves that flu vaccines kill lots of people each year.
Stroke may be somewhat unlikely to happen in children but when it does happen it has a significant impact because it can cause morbidity and mortality. Children’s strokes can present differently than adult. Also according to the “Pediatric Stroke: A Review”, “The reported incidence rate of both ischemic and hemorrhagic pediatric stroke ranges from 1.2 to 13 cases per 100,000 children under 18 years of age”(Tsze & Valente 1). Nevertheless, Pediatric CVA is more familiar than we can imagine, because of the misdiagnoses. In one report, it is said that 19 out of 45 children with a stroke did not obtain the accurate diagnosis until 15 hours to 3 months after initial presentation.
To get an understanding of anything, you must go to its roots. Only through the core of its foundation can we get a glimpse of the truth. However, smallpox is an exception. Smallpox is an ancient disease whose origin is uncertain. It’s not known exactly when or where was the birth of smallpox.
Often as a result of overpopulation, pandemics—like swine flu and ebola, for instance—have affected life on Earth for centuries; one of the most well-known, and possibly the most unforgiving epidemics was the Bubonic Plague, also known as the Black Death . Although the first symptoms of the Plague trace back to the Mongol Empire in 1331, the disease first struck Europe in Venice and Genoa during the winter of 1348. In the following years, the Bubonic Plague spread rapidly throughout Europe, killing roughly a third of its population. It is suggested that the rapid spread and extreme severity of the Black Death was partially due to the weakened immune system of the Europeans, which had been caused by the Great Famine, a period of food scarcity that affected Europe from 1315 to 1322. Additionally, the lack of knowledge about the spread of
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is currently the most common STI in the United States.1 HPV is a public health concern because of its potential to cause multiple types of cancer including oropharyngeal, cervical, vulvar, vaginal, penile, and anal cancer.2 From 2004 to 2007, 25,110 out of 32,456 cases of such cancers were attributable to HPV.3 Precancerous growths and genital warts due to HPV also burden the healthcare system. In 2012, the total healthcare burden of preventing and treating HPV diseases was estimated to be 8 billion dollars.3 HPV is spread by skin to skin contact.4 Barrier methods such as condoms and dental dams are only effective if the infected area is covered, creating a serious challenge for prevention. However, a quadrivalent
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