03 ( ANI ): Unprecedented levels of immune-suppression in countries like Australia and the US must be considered in planning for the real risk of smallpox
re-emerging in the world, an expert in infectious diseases has warned.
com Janet Parker Do you remember the smallpox
January 2016 marks the 50 th anniversary of the establishment of CDC's Smallpox
Eradication Program and the beginning of CDC's leadership in global immunization.
Despite concern about the existence of live smallpox
virus housed in government research laboratories in the United States and the Soviet Union (later Russia), not until 2002 did the US government declare the resurgence of smallpox
a credible biothreat (7).
A few days before the first smallpox
case in South Wales was reported, the news broke in London that a patient in UCH had died of suspected smallpox
2 February 2011 - Danish Bavarian Nordic A/S (CPH: BAVA) said on Tuesday it has completed a clinical Phase II study of its smallpox
vaccine, IMVAMUNE, in individuals suffering from atopic dermatitis (eczema).
Boylan was quoted as saying, "You'd soon have people coming around telling you they didn't believe in smallpox
Prior to eradication, smallpox
epidemics were common in many countries, leaving death, blindness and disfigurement behind.
--The Death of a Disease is an authoritative behind-the-scenes history of smallpox
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is the most dangerous infectious disease ever faced by mankind.
Although there is no indication of an impending bio-terrorist threat from smallpox
, experts have long entertained the possibility terrorists could unleash the disease on an unsuspecting population.
today said its lead drug, SIGA-246, is the first ever to demonstrate 100% protection against human smallpox
virus in a primate trial conducted at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).