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Smallpox Vaccine Saved Billions of Lives—Yet Scientist Had No Idea What Virus They Used in it

The world’s very first vaccine, developed in 1798 to eradicate smallpox, remains one of the greatest mysteries in the history of medicine. The vaccine has saved countless lives since it was first introduced by British physician and scientist Edward Jenner, who many call the father of modern immunology. Historians and physicians typically think the vaccine is composed of the cowpox virus, a cousin of smallpox. 11-10-17
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Smallpox Vaccine Saved Billions of Lives—Yet Scientist Had No Idea What Virus They Used in it
The world’s very first vaccine, developed in 1798 to eradicate smallpox, remains one of the greatest mysteries in the history of medicine. The vaccine has saved countless lives since it was first introduced by British physician and scientist Edward Jenner, who many call the father of modern immunology. Historians and physicians typically think the vaccine is composed of the cowpox virus, a cousin of smallpox.
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No. As far as we know the USA is the only nation on the face of the earth that has enough fresh smallpox vaccine for its entire population AND is maintaining smallpox in a lab. What better bio-weapon do you need, it pretty much wiped out half of the Native Americans and there is no reason to think it is less dangerous today.
No, unless the flu virus itself has this property, in which case, it's still better to get vaccinated so you don't have to suffer the symptoms of a flu virus. The flu vaccine is a weakened version of the flu virus that you body can fight off very easily while still learning how to detect and fight that strain of the virus for future infections (active immunity).
People 60 years of age or older should get the shingles vaccine, also known as Zostavax. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends people over 60 years of age should get the vaccine whether or not they recall having had chickenpox, which is caused by the same virus as shingles. Studies show that more than 99% of Americans aged 40 and older have had chickenpox, even if they don't remember getting the disease. There is no need for routine testing to see if you have been exposed to the virus. Additionally, if you have had shingles, you can still receive the vaccine to help prevent future occurrences of the disease. Patients who are allergic to any ingredients in the vaccine, immunocompromised, or women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not receive the shingles shot. The shingles shot may be covered by your insurance and can be given at any local pharmacy or your doctor's office.
Do you think that Jenners methods of discovering a vaccine for smallpox would be considered etical in todays day and age? Explain?
Two reasons: 1) Putting the vaccine on sugar cubes made it easier to complete mass vaccination, because it was cheaper than trying to provide millions of sterile syringes. 2) The polio virus could be put in the sugar cubes and still technically be "alive" which provided longer lasting immunity. This is referred to as a "Attenuated Vaccine"
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How does the vaccine that contains cowpox virus prevent smallpox?
Who was the inventor of the vaccine against smallpox and concluded that a person inflicted with cowpox disease will not be inflicted anymore by smallpox?
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Who introduced a vaccine to smallpox disease? An English doctor by the name of Edward Jenner. He noticed that milkmaids got cowpox which was similar to smallpox, but much milder, and after a milkmaid had had cowpox, she did not get smallpox. So Dr Jenner tried to scratch the skin of volunteers with a needle dipped in to cowpox germs. The volunteer got a transient mild illness and did not get smallpox after vaccination.When Dr Jenner's vaccine was shown to be so effective, vaccination against smallpox became compulsory. Smallpox is now almost entirely eradicated and most counties stopped making smallpox vaccination compulsory in the late 7
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