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Antonio Luo Topic Outline I. Smallpox is a deadly virus that has been spread through out the course of history. A. cure to smallpox, only vaccination. B. world is very much vulnerable to another outbreak C. infect people through physical contact or their respiratory system with a D. Smallpox is a viable bioterrorist threat that has the potential to change the modern world dramatically because of its highly infectious nature. II. Smallpox was bonded with the numerous deaths in the 20th century. A. During 1967, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 15 million people developed the disease and that two million died in that year. B. smallpox spread quickly in Europe and then to North America. C. It was originated from the Nile River, in Egypt. D. Smallpox is airborne III. Smallpox virus preferentially attacks skin cells, and by days 12–15, smallpox infection becomes obvious. A. attack on skin cells causes the characteristic pimples B. The pimples tend to erupt first in the mouth, then on the arms and the hands,
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Unformatted text preview: and later on the rest of the body. C. pustules D. This is the stage at which the victim is most contagious. IV. A preventive treatment for smallpox had finally arrived. A. inoculation which is a type of vaccination. B. Small incisions in the arms of the healthy patients are made. C. Scraping a pustule from a smallpox victim, and spreading the pus in the arm incisions. D. Inoculated patients were often sick for weeks but generally recovered. E. After successful vaccination campaigns throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, WHO guaranteed the eradication of smallpox in 1979. V. Smallpox can be used as a bioterrorist threat by anyone who has or contains it. A. Once a terrorist have smallpox, they could infect many people B. a huge threat to the entire world. C. No one will have the cure to save the infected. D. Vaccinations would be too late to help solve the problem of smallpox....
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2009 for the course HISTORY 39003 taught by Professor Norena during the Fall '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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