Biological and sociopolitical factors that contributed to the success of the smallpox eradication campaign

Name: _______________________________________________________________________________

 

  • Fenner (1993) describes numerous “biological” and “sociopolitical” factors that contributed to the success of the smallpox eradication campaign. List five of those factors and describe what each means.  (50 points)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • For each of the five factors that you listed above, describe whether these factors also hold true for the poliovirus and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. (50 points)  ( comparisons between smallpox and poliovirus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Bonus question: Based on the five factors chosen, and on your comparisons, will the GPEI succeed like the smallpox eradication campaign succeeded? (5 points)