Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 1st, 2004
"There is great concern that smallpox could be used for bioterrorism. The disease has a high mortality rate, can be spread by aerosols, and immunity in the population is low. Although an initial release of smallpox could infect a large number of people, secondary spread would likely be slow because of the long incubation period and the close contact required for transmission," scientists in the United States report.
"Hospital personnel and household contacts are at the greatest risk of becoming infected," said Harry F. Hull and...
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