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  • Should We Destroy The Smallpox Virus
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    The Scourge of the World Nestled deep in the bowels of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, locked away in a blue and silver freezer lays what remains of humankind's deadliest enemy. Neatly tucked away in a virology institute in Siberia, guarded twenty-four hours a day, lays it's counterpart. No, not a man made weapon of mass destruction; just a natural born killer of man. This insatiable killer is known in the scientific community as the Variola Virus. To the layperson, it is ca...
  • Phase Of The Inoculation Process
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    Early one summer morning in the 18th century a father and son sat down to breakfast. Young Marston Hodgin said to his father, "Father dear, I've a bloody awful backache, and my face is a bit flushed". Marston Hodgin Sr. stared at his son in astonishment and horror, "Son, what 'ave you there Those oozy dots on your face give me a bit of a fright. To your bed!" The first known death from smallpox occurred in 1157 BC, when Egyptian pharaoh Ramses V died with no explanation. There was great mystery ...
  • Smallpox Virus
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    Smallpox Smallpox was a disease that was caused by a virus. The virus spread when an uninfected person came in direct contact with a sick person and breathed in the virus. Usually, the virus was in tiny drops that were coughed up by the sick person. After about two weeks the infected person would develop a high fever and muscle aches and pains. After about three days of fever the person would break out in a rash all over his or her body. At first it looked like red spots, but these spots gradual...
  • Mandatory Smallpox Vaccination
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    As war in the Middle East grows stronger, we, as United States citizens, become increasingly aware of the threat of a terrorist attack. As we imagine all of the horrible scenarios that could possibly occur, the one that stands out in our mind is the threat of smallpox. You may be asking yourself, "Smallpox? I thought it had been eradicated forever". As the media increases its coverage of the war, the question of the smallpox virus being resurrected increases as well. This intense coverage has br...
  • Living Cell In Order For The Virus
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    The poor man's nuke Exploring the icky world of Bio-terrorism. The fire bombing of Dresden during world War two proved that human ingenuity was capable of extinguishing humans on a mass scale in a short time (over 100,000 in less then a day). That was one of the most costly actions of the war, requiring the combined effort of all the allied forces. It also threw the eel ment of stealth out the window. There was no way to hide a couple thousand planes. The dropping of an A-bomb on Hiroshima set a...

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