Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 8th, 2003
Smallpox infection is characterized by a high fever and rash; the mortality rate is very high, approximately 30%. Person to person infection usually occurs by the transfer of aerosols or fluid droplets. The vast vaccination effort between 1967 and 1972 led to the worldwide eradication of Smallpox in 1977.
Currently, viral stocks of Smallpox are...
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