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  • Which president contracted smallpox a short time before delivering a famous speech?

    A. George Washington B. Abraham Lincoln C. Grover Cleveland D. Thomas Jefferson

    Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, lost his daughter to

    what vaccine-preventable disease?

    A. Diphtheria B. Measles C. Chickenpox D. Pneumococcal disease

    What famous author nearly died after intentionally exposing him/herself to a friend

    who had measles?

    A. Mark Twain B. Ralph Waldo Emerson C. Walt Whitman D. Margaret Fuller

    What famous kids game was invented by Eleanor Abbott while she recovered from

    polio in a hospital ward?

    A. Chutes and Ladders B. Jacks C. Candy Land D. Trouble

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  • Eleanor Abbott designed Candy Land in 1945 while she recovered from polio in a San Diego hospital ward. Candy Land was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2005.

    Abraham Lincoln became ill with smallpox a few days before delivering the Gettysburg Address. Current research suggests that the severity of Lincolns illness was downplayed by his doctor to prevent the public from worrying that their president was dying.

    The correct answer is B

    Roald Dahls daughter, Olivia, died at age 7 from encephalitis caused by measles. After Olivias death, Roald became a vaccine advocate.

    The correct answer is A The correct answer is B

    When Mark Twain was 12 years old, a measles epidemic swept through his town. Feeling like a prisoner in his own house, he decided to visit his friend who was sick with measles. Twain wrote about this experience in The Turning-Point of My Life.

    The correct answer is C

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  • Although he died well before the vaccine was invented, Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, died from what

    vaccine-preventable disease?

    A. Smallpox B. Shingles C. Polio D. Influenza

    The son of which U.S. president died in infancy due to influenza?

    A. Abraham Lincoln B. Franklin Delano Roosevelt C. George W. Bush D. Bill Clinton

    Ironically, what American died 10 years to the day before the first polio vaccine was licensed in the U.S.?

    A. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) B. James (Jimmy) Carter C. John F. Kennedy D. Abraham Lincoln

    What U.S. president underwent smallpox variolation so he could conduct business in Boston without fearing

    the disease?

    A. John Adams B. Benjamin Franklin C. Thomas Jefferson D. Theodore Roosevelt

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  • Prior to becoming president, John Adams conducted a lot of business in Boston. During the 1760s, a smallpox epidemic broke out in Boston. Adams didnt want to risk infection or delay his work, so he was intentionally inoculated with smallpox, which was a common practice during that time. Known as variolation, the virus was taken from a pustule of one person and inoculated into another.

    Lewis Carroll wrote many stories but is probably most fa-mous for writing Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Lewis Carroll died from influenza in 1898.

    The correct answer is B

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and his wife Eleanor had their first child in 1906. Over the next 10 years, the Roosevelts had five more children, all of whom were boys. Unfortunately, one child became sick with influenza as an infant and died as a result.

    The correct answer is A The correct answer is DFranklin Delano Roosevelt was diagnosed with polio at age 39, 12 years before becoming President of the United States. He died 10 years to the day before the first polio vaccine was licensed in the U.S. The irony was that Roosevelt was a tireless advocate of the polio vaccine program, starting a program known as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which later became the March of Dimes.

    The correct answer is A

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  • Mary Mallon was a carrier of the bacterium Salmonella typhi and unknowingly made people sick. What was Marys nickname

    when her carrier status was discovered?

    A. Pertussis Mary B. Mighty Mary the Cook C. Typhoid Mary D. Sick Mary

    What vaccine-preventable disease did Anne Frank suggest her dad was ill with while the family was hiding?

    A. Diphtheria B. Measles C. Rubella D. Tetanus

    Two NCAA basketball teams during the 1988-89 season played multiple games without any spectators due to an

    outbreak of what vaccine-preventable disease?

    A. Influenza B. Haemophilus influenzae type b C. Measles D. Pertussis

    Public funerals for victims of this vaccine-preventable disease were banned?

    A. Tuberculosis B. Diphtheria C. Cholera D. Polio

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  • Because the cause and contagiousness of polio was unknown and the panic was fierce, things like public funerals for victims were banned. In addition, swimming pools, churches and cinemas were closed during the summer months or polio season.

    Nicknamed Typhoid Mary, Mary Mallon was the first carrier of Salmonella typhi in the United States who showed no symptoms of the illness. As a cook, Mary infected 51 people, three of whom died. She was put in isolation twice to prevent her from further spreading the disease.

    The correct answer is B

    During World War II while Jewish families were in hiding from the Germans, they could not get medical care, so it is not confirmed that Otto Frank had measles. However, Anne described her dad as being ill with a high fever and rash illness.

    The correct answer is C The correct answer is CA measles outbreak during the 1988-89 basketball season caused Siena College (New York) and the University of Hartford (Connecticut) basketball teams to play five games each without spectators. Interestingly, both teams played better in the absence of fans, scoring more points and attaining higher free-throw percentages.

    The correct answer is D

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