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This highlights the real risk of smallpox re-emerging in the world, without terrorists needing to access closely guarded stockpiles of the virus.
During 2012, we further evaluated the need for revaccination of laboratory workers by examining barriers to revaccination and the potential for persistence of immunity in laboratory workers at the Laboratory Response Network (LRN) variola testing sites who had received at least 1 smallpox vaccination since 2003.
Of course, I don't know if he was the smallpox victim, but I was certainly among the hundreds of students queuing round the block for a smallpox jab in the following days.
The US government currently stockpiles enough conventional smallpox vaccine to protect the entire American public in the event of a smallpox bioterrorism attack.
How, in the course of ten years, had opposition to compulsory smallpox vaccination transformed from the epitome of irrational delusion to the official position of the Public Health Service?
3), adopted on May 8, 1980, declared that the global goal of smallpox eradication had been achieved.
At the time, smallpox imposed a major burden of illness and death on the developing world.
IMVAMUNE(R), Bavarian Nordic's new, third generation smallpox vaccine, offers a number of unique advantages compared to the old vaccines.
Although there are policy and procedures in place, the worst case scenario for health professionals is to get a phone call saying there is a patient with smallpox.
The study, conducted under rigorous bio-safety and security conditions at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Smallpox and Other Poxvirus Infections' BSL-4 laboratory located at the CDC in Atlanta, was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the Department of Defense's Defense Threat Reduction Agency under the supervision of Dr.
8 million in federal funds over three years to develop a smallpox antiviral drug.
In The Life and Death of Smallpox, Ian and Jenifer Glynn, write both a "biography" of smallpox itself and an account of the centuries-long struggle to control the disease.