biology Newsletter


April 27 2011 Biology Newsletter


Recently I've been reading about the subject of whether or not the last samples of the now-eradicated Smallpox virus should be destroyed. I became curious to learn more about this virus and the devastation it caused throughout history.

It's strange to discover that the virus was naturally occurring around the earth during my lifetime, and now it is gone. (Thankfully!) So, without further ado, here is Part 1 in two part series on Smallpox!

Here's the latest article from the Biology site at

Smallpox - The Small Pox Virus and Its History
Smallpox was one of the most devastating diseases known to humanity. This microscopic "killer virus" was responsible for multiple pandemics, decimating entire populations to the extent that it can be said to have changed the course of history.

Discuss this article!
Please feel free to join the Biology forum discussion of this article here:
Since taking over the Biology site, I've come to realize that lots of my readers are not necessarily fluent in English. If that applies to you, don't let it stop you from joining in the discussion! Come join us - I'm sure that by working together we can all find a way to share our common interest in Biology.

You can also follow this site on Facebook and Twitter:

Facebook Page - Biology at BellaOnline:!/pages/Biology-at-BellaOnline/107727722638461

Twitter - BioBellaOnline!/BioBellaOnline

Please visit for even more great content about Biology.

To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum all about Biology located here -

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Deborah Watson-Novacek, Biology Editor

One of hundreds of sites at

Unsubscribe from the Biology Newsletter

Online Newsletter Archive for Biology Site

Master List of BellaOnline Newsletters

Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map