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There is no proven treatment for the small pox disease, but there are some anti viral drugs that can help treat or prevent the disease from worsening. There is also a vaccination which prevents people from getting the virus.  The vaccination can protect from getting ill, but if a person is infected with this disease whilst they have the vaccination it might make them less ill than an unvaccinated person. There is no cure for the small pox disease, however there are some anti viral drugs that can cure small pox. Laboratory tests have shown that Tecovirimat, Cidofovir and Brincidofovir  are effective in treating which had a similar disease to smallpox.   In 1966, the 19th World Health Assembly asked for immediate action to be carried in order eradicate small pox worldwide. The programme remains one of the great achievements of WHO, as in 1980, the World Health Assembly declared that smallpox had been eradicated worldwide and that the return of the virus was unlikely. There is a vaccine for malaria which works against the Plasmodium falciparum, it only works for children and it is “only available for children” (www.bupa.co.uk, 2011). Chemoprophylaxis is used to kill the blood stage of the malaria and it can prevent the disease altogether. Malaria can be cured by using antimalarial drugs, which can control and measure symptoms. There are many drugs used to treat Malaria but the main few include:  Chloroquine, Quinine, Mefloquine and Doxycycline.  Individuals who suffer from falciparum malaria have to spend a few days in the hospital in order to receive intensive care as this disease can cause breathing failure, coma and kidney failure.  Chloroquine is preferred for women . In July 1st, 1947 an eradication programme was initiated in the US. The idea was introduced in order to “limit the impact of malaria and other vector-borne diseases” around military training bases.  This eradication programme consisted of application of DDT in 13 southern states. By the end of 1949; 4,650,000 household spray applications had been made. 

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