Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 1st, 2002
"There's no other community of our size doing this," said Ned Wright, the county's director of emergency management. "We owe this to our public."
The scenario had a world-traveling employee of a local company returning to Cedar Rapids unaware he'd contracted smallpox. By the time the man's flulike symptoms had been diagnosed at a local hospital, his three children had carried the virus to soccer games, schools and malls.
"It takes a while to determine you had a...
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