The history of public health has always been one filled with many ebbs and flows. In the past, human beings had little knowledge about disease pathology. They felt it was something demonic and as in the case of smallpox dubbed as the “speckled monster”. Because people in the early times did not know much about disease transmission, they resorted to home remedies and unusual practice, like “attempting to cure an individual stricken with smallpox with beer” (Reidel, 2013).
For West Virginia, Natural disasters are a normal occurrence from a deadly snowstorm in the winter, to flooding in the spring and heat wave in the summer. Virginia seems to have a combination of all of these elements packaged into one. Global warming is an ever-increasing topic, and there are scientific facts that back up that claim.