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The Canadian History of Smallpox
A look at the Canadian history of smallpox.
# 141696 | 1,500 words | 0 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Canadian Studies (History, Culture) , Medical and Health (General)


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This paper discusses characteristics of smallpox and describes a typical epidemic of 1616-1636 that started in New France and spread. The paper addresses matters of natural immunity, the eradication of smallpox worldwide in 1980 and the new bioterrorism threat with smallpox a disease to which North Americans no longer have natural or vaccinated immunity.

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"Amid popular debate on whether or not to vaccinate Canadian children in the early 20th century, the example of smallpox and its eradication refers to a medical and human breakthrough in immunization that has prevented much suffering, debility and death and, in the end, enabled the disease's eradication in Canada. Smallpox was known for more than 2500 years in Asia. (Behbehani:1983) In 1980s, the World Health Organisation (WHO) asserted that smallpox had been eradicated world wide, a claim that can seem premature for as this paper explains, the easy..."

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The Canadian History of Smallpox (2008, December 01) Retrieved August 15, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/the-canadian-history-of-smallpox-141696/

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"The Canadian History of Smallpox" 01 December 2008. Web. 15 August. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/the-canadian-history-of-smallpox-141696/>

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