Smallpox – Epidemiology and Biostatistics

by Raywat Deonandan, PhD

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    The lecture Smallpox – Epidemiology and Biostatistics by Raywat Deonandan, PhD is from the course Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Introduction.

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    1. A group of non-immune people within the “herd” can avoid exposure to a disease by ensuring that a specific percentage of the herd is immune to the disease.
    2. By vaccinating a percentage of the population, the rest of the population develops immunity to the disease
    3. The rate at which a disease will spread given the percentage of a population that is already immune
    4. Every member of the herd must be immune to the disease to avoid propagation of the disease
    5. A herd of cattle that has cowpox will be immune to smallpox
    1. Milkmaids who worked on cows with cowpox also appeared to be immune to smallpox
    2. Not all people exposed to smallpox died of the disease
    3. Those who survived after being infected with smallpox were later immune to the disease
    4. Cows were benign carriers of smallpox
    5. Those who were inoculated with a disease would transfer the disease to those around them
    1. They calculated the proportion of the population who needed to be vaccinated for herd immunity to be effective
    2. They determined the location where smallpox infections were originating
    3. They encouraged community members to avoid those who were infected with the disease
    4. They studied why only a proportion of those infected with smallpox died of the disease
    5. They calculated the number of remaining smallpox infections in the world and determined who should be isolated

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     Raywat Deonandan, PhD

    Raywat Deonandan, PhD

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