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Smallpox

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Smallpox

  1. 1. Smallpox Mari Mägi 10c
  2. 2. Warning <ul><li>Ugly pictures ahead. But that was a big problem until it was eliminated, so suck it up. </li></ul>
  3. 3. General information <ul><li>Infectious disease </li></ul><ul><li>Localizes in small blood vessels </li></ul><ul><li>Blisters on the skin </li></ul><ul><li>In long term can cause blindness </li></ul><ul><li>Smallpox was eradicated completely in 1979. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Causes and symptoms <ul><li>Caused by a virus </li></ul><ul><li>Virus is inhaled </li></ul><ul><li>High fever </li></ul><ul><li>Aching muscles </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea </li></ul><ul><li>By the day 12-15, first lesions appear </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive rash </li></ul><ul><li>Fatality rate about 30% </li></ul>
  5. 6. Treatment <ul><li>Smallpox vaccinations </li></ul><ul><li>The meaning of 1979. </li></ul><ul><li>No drug for smallpox </li></ul><ul><li>Wound care </li></ul>
  6. 7. Varia <ul><li>Smallpox was eradicated in 1979 </li></ul><ul><li>However it can be used as a biological weapon </li></ul><ul><li>Envelope attack in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Famous sufferers and survivors : </li></ul><ul><li>Ramses V </li></ul><ul><li>Peter II of Russia </li></ul><ul><li>Anne of Cleves </li></ul><ul><li>Her daughter, Elizabeth I </li></ul><ul><li>Mozart and Beethoven </li></ul><ul><li>George Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Stalin </li></ul><ul><li>Lucky Luciano (crime figure) </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Queen of Scots </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul>

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