Sources available in the Archives WHO's successful struggle against smallpox is illustrative of the work it has carried out during its history. Archives of the Smallpox Eradication Programme This fonds documents activities connected with the Smallpox Eradication Programme.
Smallpox is an acute contagious disease caused by variola virus, a member of the Orthopoxvirus family. Smallpox, which is believed to have originated over 3,000 years ago in India or Egypt, was one of the most devastating diseases known to humanity.
Smallpox & Bioterrorism - Infectious Disease Center: Information on Infections Routine vaccination against smallpox ended in 1972. The level of immunity, if any, among persons who were vaccinated before 1972 is uncertain; therefore, these persons are assumed to be susceptible.
The first symptoms of smallpox usually appear 12 to 14 days after you're infected. During the incubation period of seven to 17 days, you look and feel healthy and can't infect others.
Smallpox is a contagious, disfiguring and often deadly disease that has affected humans for thousands of years. Naturally occurring smallpox was eradicated worldwide by 1980 the result of an unprecedented global immunization campaign.
Smallpox is caused by infection with the variola virus. Direct transmission of the virus requires fairly prolonged face-to-face contact.
A nationwide smallpox vaccination program began in December 2002 for key military and State Department personnel and emergency health-care workers. Researchers found that between .5% and 3% of people who received the vaccine needed short-term sick leave for vaccine-related illness, such as fever, usually eight to 12 days after vaccination.
Smallpox is an acute contagious disease caused by the variola virus, a member of the orthopoxvirus family. It was one of the world's most devastating diseases known to humanity.
Despite its being dead for 25 Years, the specter of a smallpox pestilence -- via terrorism -- haunts the public. WebMD Feature Archive What is the Real Threat?
Smallpox was the first disease to be eliminated from the world through public-health efforts and vaccination. Smallpox still poses a threat because existing laboratory strains may be used as biological weapons.
Persons using assistive technology might not be able to fully access information in this file. Summary The guidance in this report is for evaluation and treatment of patients with complications from smallpox vaccination in the preoutbreak setting.
Some people are worried that the germ that causes smallpox could be spread and used as a weapon. Although this is a frightening thought, the government and police are working on ways to protect us.