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Time To Treat Ebola Like Smallpox – A Photo History

by | 7th, October 2014

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. Date: 14/01/1962 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. Date: 16/01/1962

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. Date: 03/05/1967 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."

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