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Chapter 6: Smallpox and Vaccinia by D.A. Henderson and B. Moss in Vaccines, 3rd Ed.
Smallpox: Smallpox and Vaccinia Laboratory Testing: A National Training Initiative (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1/29/2003)
Smallpox Surveillance and Case Reporting; Contact Identification, Tracing, Vaccination, and Surveillance; and Epidemiologic Investigation (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
www.smallpox.gov   (1431 words)

 MSN Encarta - Smallpox
No one is certain where the smallpox virus came from, but scientists speculate that several thousand years ago the virus made a trans-species jump into humans from an animal—likely a rodent species such as a mouse.
Smallpox killed the Inca emperor Huayna Capac in 1525, along with an estimated 100,000 Incas in the capital city of Cuzco.
In the battle against smallpox in the 20th century, two weapons were key: (1) an effective vaccine and (2) the fact that the smallpox virus exists only in humans.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578931/Smallpox.html   (2089 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Smallpox
Smallpox is a viral disease characterized by a skin rash and a high death rate.
Risk factors for smallpox include being a laboratory worker who handles the virus (rare), or being in the environment where the virus was released as a biological weapon.
Smallpox vaccination is not currently being done for members of the general public.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001356.htm   (1201 words)

 Smallpox Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com
Smallpox (also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera) is a very contagious and deadly disease in humans caused by a virus.
Smallpox was responsible for an estimated 300-500 million deaths in the 20th century, and as recently as 1967, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 15 million people contracted the disease and that two million died in that year.
After successful vaccination campaigns, the WHO in 1980 declared the eradication of smallpox, though cultures of the virus are kept by the Centers for Disease Control and Russian authorities.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/s/sm/smallpox.html   (498 words)

Smallpox is an infection caused by the variola virus, a member of the poxvirus family.
Fear of smallpox comes from both the epidemic nature of the disease, as well as from the fact that no therapies have ever been discovered to either treat the symptoms of smallpox, or shorten the course of the disease.
In modern times, a diagnosis of smallpox is made using an electron microscope to identify virus in fluid from the papules, urine, or in the patient's blood prior to the appearance of the papular rash.
www.lifesteps.com /gm/Atoz/ency/smallpox.jsp   (1889 words)

 CDC Smallpox Home
Letter showing Wyeth's intent to withdraw the license for Dryvax vaccine
What We Learn About Smallpox from Movies - Fact or Fiction
Evaluate a Rash Illness for Risk of Smallpox
www.bt.cdc.gov /agent/smallpox   (132 words)

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