Report That would be like insider trading in House prices and the economy Posted August 21, 2004 Back to "Smallpox in the water" ... Hasn't anyone pointed out to Kirstie that she hasn't even got her medical facts right? It wouldn't even work as a means of spreading the disease: Generally, direct and fairly prolonged face-to-face contact is required to spread smallpox from one person to another. Smallpox can also be spread through direct contact with infected bodily fluids or contaminated objects such as bedding or clothing. (source Ozonelink) What exactly does she think we've been getting up to here on Housepricecrash?