Institute: ONC | Component: 1 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: a | Slide: 6
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 2
Lecture:Public Health and Communicable Disease
Slide content:Public Health Triumphs: Smallpox Contagious and often fatal; caused by a virus that has been around for thousands of years 1796 Edward Jenner Discovered milkmaids who had caught cowpox did not catch smallpox 1800 Smallpox vaccination began in the U.S. 1949 - Last case of smallpox in the U. S. 6
Slide notes:Smallpox virus has been sickening populations for thousands of years. In 1796, Edward Jenner discovered that cowpox conferred immunity to smallpox upon milkmaids. In 1800, the technique of smallpox vaccination was introduced into the U.S., and a century and a half later, the U.S. was declared free of smallpox. 6