smallpox


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  • noun

Synonyms for smallpox

a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars

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After the National Smallpox Vaccination Program ended in October 2003, experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; Atlanta, GA, USA) and members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met to determine future steps for response planning.
The station for both UCL and UCH was Euston Square, and I was horrified to recall that, on the day the smallpox victim had taken the Tube, I had sat next to a man sweating profusely, looking pretty ill.
Smallpox eradication Aostimulated us all to reflect not only on the eradication of one disease, but on how this experience can help us to attack more effectively other health problems with the same enthusiasm, optimism and sheer hard work that characterized the successful crusade against smallpox,Ao wrote formerWHO Director-General, Dr Halfdan Mahler, on the occasion of the signing of the document in 1980 that declared that smallpox had been eradicated.
The book weaves Henderson's personal history with that of the smallpox virus.
The old, conventional smallpox vaccines which have been stockpiled around the world are not suited to current needs.
ACAM2000 was developed to be a modern smallpox vaccine with a safety and efficacy profile comparable to the previous US vaccine but manufactured using advanced production capabilities.
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.
The HHS notification continues the long-standing collaboration between Bavarian Nordic and the US government on the development and production of MVA as a safe smallpox vaccine.
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).
8 million in federal funds over three years to develop a smallpox antiviral drug.
Information on demographics, willingness to receive smallpox vaccine, self-reported knowledge level, and potential vaccine contraindications was analyzed.
This thriller from the author of The Face on the Milk Carton and other novels for YAs incorporates lots of information on smallpox and its history, and readers will enjoy the suspense as Mitty first realizes his predicament and then must battle the terrorists.
Then, given the national and international attention smallpox has received as a likely means of attack, the article presents a thorough discussion of the disease, the historical and current risks of smallpox and smallpox vaccination, and the significance of effective prevention and treatment strategies.
Ian Glynn is an eminent physiologist and Jenifer Glynn is a distinguished historian and one of the most tantalising speculations in their book is that smallpox may have been responsible for the birth of Islam.
Barbara Saffer's Smallpox (159-0183010) tells of the history of smallpox, using both primary and secondary source material to reveal its devastating effects in Europe, the development and dissemination of the smallpox vaccine, and the possibilities of its use as a biological weapon.