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Author Reingold, Adam.

Title Smallpox : is it over? / Adam Reingold.

Imprint New York : Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PCMS Jumpstart Non-Fiction  614.5 REINGOLD    ---  Billed
Description 32 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 27 cm
Series Nightmare plagues
Note Includes glossary.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p 31) and index.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
Contents Terrible suffering - Trying to stop a killer - Battle inside the body - Smallpox symptoms - Spreading around the world - Mightier than any army - George Washington fights smallpox - Arm-to-arm aid - Help from cows - Last stand in New York - The last victim? - Will smallpox return? - Famous smallpox outbreaks - Smallpox facts.
Summary In Smallpox: Is It Over?, children become medical detectives as they investigate the history of the disease, how it spreads, and the impressive details of how doctors and scientists developed a cure that has saved millions of lives. Packed with large photos and written in a narrative style, kids will come to understand the devastation that a contagious disease can inflict and learn how humankind bravely responds. For thousands of years, smallpox had been one of the world s biggest killers. From the terrible plague that nearly wiped out the entire Aztec and Inca populations in the 1500s to the outbreak in the colonies that killed many of George Washington s troops during the Revolutionary War, smallpox has been responsible for some of the worst epidemics of all time. In the 1960s, the World Health Organization started a worldwide vaccination campaign in an attempt to wipe out this disease once and for all. By 1980 they declared victory, and there hasn t been a known case of smallpox since. But are we really completely safe from this terrible killer?
Audience 456789 Childrens Plus, Inc.
980 Lexile.
Q Fountas and Pinnell.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG RL 6.2 0.5 139223. PCMS
Subject Smallpox.
ISBN 1936088029

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