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The Eradication of Small Pox Edward Jenner and The First and Only Eradication of a Human Infectious Disease by HervГ© Bazin

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Published by Academic Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Epidemiology & medical statistics,
  • History of medicine,
  • Infectious & contagious diseases,
  • Prevention,
  • Infectious Diseases,
  • Vaccines,
  • Smallpox,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Physicians,
  • Medical,
  • Jenner, Edward,,
  • History,
  • Public Health,
  • Science / Microbiology,
  • Smallpox vaccine,
  • England,
  • Epidemiology,
  • Immunology,
  • 1749-1823,
  • Biography

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9280247M
ISBN 100120834758
ISBN 109780120834754

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Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor. The last naturally occurring case was diagnosed in October , and the World Health Organization (WHO) certified the global eradication of the disease in The risk of death following contracting the disease was about 30%, with higher rates among ms: Early: Fever, vomiting, mouth sores, Later: . Smallpox and its eradication was published by WHO in (ISBN: 92 4 6).It contains illustrative material both from WHO and from other published sources, as indicated. In the case of the latter, the copyright holders granted WHO permission to reproduce their material in this book. Simply, and with great humanity, The Eradication of Smallpox tells the story of smallpox - it's origins, the horror of the disease, and the millions of people killed or disfigured by it. During the 18th and 19th centuries, it is estimated that one out of every ten people died /5.   Simply, and with great humanity, The Eradication of Smallpox tells the story of smallpox - it's origins, the horror of the disease, and the millions of people killed or disfigured by it. During the 18th and 19th centuries, it is estimated that one out of every ten people died from the disease; some say one out of every Edition: 1.

The work by other's to achieve the only instance of the complete eradication of a human infectious disease could, however, have been treated more fully. _The Eradication of Smallpox_ is worth picking up if only for its discussion of Jenner's life, an important component of the history of by: “I attained a triumph so complete that it is now rare to meet an American with marks of small pox on his face Benefits are valuable according to their duration and extent but the benign remedy Vaccination saves millions of lives every century, like the [gift] of the sun, universal and everlasting. Simply, and with great humanity, The Eradication of Smallpox tells the story of smallpox - it's origins, the horror of the disease, and the millions of people killed or disfigured by it. During the 18th and 19th centuries, it is estimated that one out of every ten people died . The Principles of Disease Elimination and Eradication. Walter R. Dowdle* The Dahlem Workshop discussed the hierarchy of possible public health interventions in dealing with infectious diseases, which were deflned as control, elimination of disease, elimination of infections, eradication, and extinction.

Disease eradication takes years to achieve and requires a lot of financial investment: smallpox eradication had an estimated cost of $ million over a year period; polio eradication efforts to date amounted to $ billion. 14 But, as the chart here illustrates, while the initial costs of disease eradication efforts are high, in the long. One of the most celebrated achievements of immunology and modern medicine is the eradication of the dreaded plague smallpox. From the introduction of smallpox vaccination by Edward Jenner, to its popularization by Louis Pasteur, to the eradication effort led by Donald Henderson, this story has many lessons for us today, including the characteristics of the disease and vaccine that permitted Cited by:   By a process of relentless and exhaustive vaccination. The final large population containing smallpox was Dhaka, Bangladesh. Initially, the teams attempted to vaccinate everyone in this huge population but daily and weekly mobility proved too grea. Smallpox I. Introduction In , the Aztec Empire included about 30 million people. By , the estimates are that only 3 million people remained in the area covered by the Aztec Empire. What happened? - In , Hernan Cortes landed in Mexico, followed by more Spaniards from Cuba a year later. - An African slave who came in had Size: 77KB.