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The smallpox virus is believed to have appeared around 10,000 BC.
The book weaves Henderson's personal history with that of the smallpox virus.
How did the smallpox virus get to the Sydney region in 1789?
Researchers overcame that by using genetically engineered vaccinia, a relative of the smallpox virus, which spreads more easily in cancer tumors.
today said its lead drug, SIGA-246, is the first ever to demonstrate 100% protection against human smallpox virus in a primate trial conducted at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Contributing to the value of the work is a cover photo of a statue of Columbus and myriad drawings, maps, and illustrations, including a match light rifle, native enslavement, smallpox virus, and shipworm.
Stewart said: "There will be some disturbing images used, particularly in the episode that deals with the smallpox virus.
Since humans are the only host species for the smallpox virus, vaccination made it possible to contemplate the eventual eradication of the disease.
Negev project involves a BGU researcher who has succeeded in creating human monoclonal antibodies that can neutralize the highly contagious smallpox virus without inducing the dangerous side effects of the existing vaccine.
The smallpox virus was eradicated from the globe in 1980 but virus stems are officially kept in centres in the USA and Russia.
Americans often reached adulthood without coming in contact with the smallpox virus.