LINKS: A Smallpox Refresher

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Science  03 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5603, pp. 25
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5603.25d

As a precaution against a possible bioterrorism attack, the Bush Administration plans to inoculate up to 11 million soldiers and emergency workers against smallpox by next summer. This new federal Web site offers timely guidance to the public and to health care workers, who not only must decide whether to take the shot themselves, but must be able to spot the symptoms of infection if an attack does occur. The site features a wealth of information, including archived Webcasts and primers on diagnosis, guidelines for selecting vaccine recipients, and a textbook chapter on the history of smallpox vaccination.

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