Preparing for smallpox: occupational health nursing update.

  title={Preparing for smallpox: occupational health nursing update.},
  author={Bruce E Cunha and Joy E Wachs},
  journal={AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={227-33; quiz 234-5}
Smallpox has plagued humans for thousands of years. Although smallpox has been eliminated as an active disease in humans, there is a threat that terrorist organizations or nations could use smallpox as a weapon against the population of the United States. The U.S. government has recognized this threat and has asked the CDC to prepare for such a possibility… CONTINUE READING