Rethinking Smallpox

@article{Weiss2004RethinkingS,
  title={Rethinking Smallpox},
  author={M. M. Weiss and P. Weiss and G. Mathisen and P. Guze and D. A. Henderson and T. Inglesby and T. O'Toole},
  journal={Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={39},
  pages={1668 - 1673}
}
  • M. M. Weiss, P. Weiss, +4 authors T. O'Toole
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Abstract The potential consequences of a competently executed smallpox attack have not been adequately considered by policy makers. The possibility of release of an aerosolized and/or bioengineered virus must be anticipated and planned for. The transmission and infectivity of variola virus are examined. Arguments for and against pre-event vaccination are offered. The likely morbidity and mortality that would ensue from implementation of a mass pre-event vaccination program, within reasonable… CONTINUE READING
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