Time To Treat Ebola Like Smallpox – A Photo History
EBOLA is in the USA. President Obama says he will increase passenger screenings to halt the spread. Instapundit notes:
I was talking to my mom the other night, and she remembered that back when I was a kid, they made her get a chest x-ray before they’d let her back in the the US after a year in Germany. They made us all get re-vaccinated for smallpox, too. And some English friends traveling to Harvard had to spend most of a day at the airport because one of their kids couldn’t prove vaccination. Nowadays, the travel restrictions seem a lot laxer, even as the disease threats are worse.
In 1971, there was a smallpox outbreak in in Meschede, West Germany.
A smallpox outbreak was reported and had already claimed six lives. The busy scene as smallpox vaccinations were given in a special clinic at St. George’s Hall, Bradford, Yorkshire.
JANUARY 15TH, 1962. In Bradford, four people have the disease already and citizens have been flocking to clinics to safeguard themselves against smallpox.
A mother looks on as her child is vaccinated in a Bradford clinic as a precaution against smallpox, after an outbreak which claimed the lives of four people.
Sally Hankey, a junior technician at the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, Elstree, Herts, carrying cases of smallpox vaccine before their despatch to all parts of the country.
A fireman runs through the smoke as the disused Witton Isolation Hospital at Birmingham blazes after a fire had been set to rid the city of a smallpox threat.
Dr. Walter X. Lehmann, left, and Dr. Kurt L. Brunsfeld, right, vaccinate two unidentifed women for smallpox April 14,1947, as others await their turn in New York City Health Department building. Crowds turned out after Health Commissioner Israel Weinstein’s radio plea that the public be vaccinated. His plea came after nine cases, incuding two fatalities, were reported. (AP Photo/Tony Camerano)
A man who has contracted small pox is shown with a formation of scar-producing pustules on his body on Nov. 1, 1941. To encourage the public to vaccinate against the highly contagious viral disease caused by a poxvirus, the New York State Board of Health anti-disease campaign is using this image in New York and other states with the caption, “This man was never vaccinated against smallpox.”
Although the Health Centre at Gooshay’s Drive, on the Harold Hill estate, Essex, gives smallpox vaccinations from 4 to 5 o’clock every Wednesday afternoon, officials found themselves faced with this five hundred strong queue before the doors opened.
Ten year old Douglas Frame of Plumstead receives his vaccination against smallpox at Plumcroft Primary School.
Hilding Hagberg, Swedish Communist Party leader, rolls up his sleeve as he receives a smallpox vaccination in Stockholm, Sweden. Other members of Sweden’s Parliament line up behind to get their jabs.
All Pakistanis – like this one pictured with his luggage at Heathrow Airport – were automatically referred to the heallth unit by Port Health officials who were checking on all passengers on direct flights from Karachi and Dusseldorf – the two areas where there are smallpox cases.
People queue up inside a health centre to have a smallpox inoculation, in Athens, Greece.
Sandra Perry from Sutton, Surrey, wears a face mask as she arrives back at Heathrow Airport, on a flight from Beijing, China. *..The Government has been urged to classify Sars alongside cholera and smallpox so that people arriving in the UK with symptoms could be detained for treatment as the Shadow health secretary Dr Liam Fox said Britain s response so far to the outbreak had been ‘feeble, complacent and irresponsible’. But the Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson said all six cases in Britain so far had been detected quickly and brought under control.
Philip Stubbs, 10, from Stoke on Trent gets a smallpox jab at the special unit set up at Birmingham Airport before a trip to Malta with his Mother, after 8 more countries demanded smallpox certificates after a female laboratory worker was found with the disease.
A long line of New Yorkers winds toward the entrance to Morrisania Hospital in the Bronx, New York April 14,1947, where doctors are innoculating against smallpox. They were attempting to half spread of the disease. Officials said city residents were being vaccinated at the rate of eight a minute. (AP Photo)
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