Did You Know? Five Centuries of Answers to More than 250 Questions

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Just the Vax features information that spans five centuries. Time frames for topics covered in the question pool range from this example, which dates from the British monarchy in the late 1600s, to current topics. This wide range means are challenged by a diverse array of information.

Queen Mary II of England died in 1694 from which vaccine-preventable disease?

a. Measles
b. Polio
c. Varicella (chickenpox)
d. Smallpox

Supplementary information: The correct answer is D. Mary was born in 1662 and was the daughter of King James II of England. In 1689, Mary became the Queen of England, Ireland and Scotland; she succumbed to smallpox in 1694.

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