The outbreak's unusual and explosive initial presentation resulted in part from the hemorrhagic smallpox suffered by an early case, and the sizeable number of susceptible individuals in the population.
351) One of the cases Hoti infected was a thirty-year-old teacher named Ljatif Muzza, who contracted an especially virulent form of hemorrhagic smallpox.
Is Early Hemorrhagic Smallpox
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation?
Evidence is presented in four chapters concerning the 1763 introduction of smallpox (Variola major) via tainted blankets to Native groups around Fort Pitt; the 1832 forced transport of Choctaw people into the midst of a cholera (Vibrio cholerae) epidemic; an 1837 epidemic of hemorrhagic smallpox
(Variola vera) along the Upper Missouri River; and the 1847 poisoning of Native people in the Oregon territory.
Seneca elder and activist in Ohio and Native American studies scholar Mann describes deliberately giving smallpox to the Ohio Indians in 1763, marching the Choctaws into a cholera plague zone during their already genocidal Removal in 1832, sending hemorrhagic smallpox
to the High Plains peoples in 1837, and the poisoning of the Cayuses.
Less common, flat-type smallpox and hemorrhagic smallpox
had fatality rates that approached 100%, historically.
has a shorter incubation period with the
Pregnant women, for instance, and persons with compromised immunity are more likely than others are to develop hemorrhagic smallpox
, a severe and almost always fatal form of the disease.
, a rarer form involved massive internal bleeding and was almost uniformly fatal.
The daughter, unvaccinated since childhood and exposed to hemorrhagic smallpox
, developed an infection so mild as to produce no symptoms, yet developed serologic evidence of infection.
Pregnant women are more likely than nonpregnant women to have hemorrhagic smallpox
(purpura variolosa), a severe variety of the disease (30).
A well-known college athlete dies of hemorrhagic smallpox