Smallpox: Is It Over?

Smallpox: Is It Over?

by Adam Reingold

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One October day in 1977, Ali Maow Maalin started to feel sick. At first, the 23-year-old hospital cook had a burning fever and a red rash on his arms and stomach. A few days later, the rash turned into painful pimple-like sores. A nurse who went to see the sick young man could see right away what had struck him-smallpox. This disease had once killed millions, but thanks to modern medicine it was now nearly wiped out.

Would Maalin be the world's last smallpox victim? Look inside to find out more about him and other people who have suffered from the deadly illness. You'll also discover what causes smallpox, how it affects the body, and-most important-how to protect yourself if the disease should ever strike again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936088027
Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/2010
Series: Nightmare Plagues Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.24(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Terrible Suffering 4

Trying to Stop a Killer 6

Battle Inside the Body 8

Smallpox Symptoms 10

Spreading Around the World 12

Mightier Than Any Army 14

George Washington Fights Smallpox 16

Arm-to-Arm Aid 18

Help from Cows 20

Last Stand in New York 22

The Last Victim? 24

Will Smallpox Return? 26

Famous Smallpox Outbreaks 28

Smallpox Facts 29

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31


Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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