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General Information

Smallpox -- Frequently Asked Questions

Illinois Smallpox Cases and Deaths, 1860 - Present

CDC: Acute, Generalized Vesicular or Pustular Rash Illness Testing Protocol in the United States

CDC: Adverse Reactions Following Smallpox Vaccination

CDC: Bioterrorism Readiness Plan: A Template for Healthcare Facilities - PDF

CDC: Evaluate a Rash Illness Suspicious for Smallpox

CDC: Poster: Evaluating Patients for Smallpox

CDC: Protecting Americans: Smallpox Vaccination Program (Presidential Announcement)

CDC: Smallpox Overview for Clinicians

CDC: Smallpox Case Definitions

CDC: Smallpox (Vaccinia) Vaccine Contraindications

CDC: Smallpox Response Plan and Guidelines

CDC: Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know (online training)

CDC: Draft Guide A: Smallpox Surveillance and Case Reporting; Contact Identification, Training, Vaccination, and Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation - PDF

FDA: Recommendations for Deferral of Donors and Quarantine and Retrieval of Blood and Blood Products in Recent Recipients of Smallpox Vaccine (Vaccinia Virus) and Certain Contacts of Smallpox Vaccine Recipients

HHS: Smallpox

JAMA: Consensus Statement: Smallpox as a Biological Weapon: Medical and Public Health Management *

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Smallpox and Chickenpox — How to Recognize the Difference

CDC: Diagnosis/Evaluation (Signs and Symptoms)

CDC: Evaluating Patients for Smallpox - PDF

CDC: Negative Staining Electron Microscopic Protocol for Rash Illness - PDF

CDC: Smallpox: Clinical and Epidemiologic Features

About the Vaccine

Smallpox Pre-Vaccination Information Package - PDF (3MB)

Smallpox Vaccination Process

CDC: Developing New Smallpox Vaccines

CDC: Guidelines Large Scale Smallpox Vaccination Clinics - PDF

CDC: Smallpox Pre-Vaccination Information Packet

CDC: Smallpox Preparedness: Information to Support Public Health and Clinical Personnel Planning for Smallpox Vaccination (Q&A; from broadcast) - PDF

CDC: Smallpox Vaccination Method - PDF

CDC: Smallpox Vaccination and Adverse Events Training Module

CDC: Smallpox Vaccine: What You Need to Know - PDF

CDC: Smallpox (Vaccinia) Vaccine Contraindications

CDC: Section 304 of the Homeland Security Act (Liability Issues) - PDF

CDC: Summary of October 2002 ACIP Smallpox Vaccination Recommendations

CDC: Vaccination

Adverse Vaccine Reactions

CDC: Adverse Reactions Following Smallpox Vaccination

CDC: Medical Management of Smallpox Vaccine Adverse Reactions

CDC: Smallpox Vaccination and Adverse Events Training Module

CDC: Smallpox Vaccination and Adverse Events Training Module - PDF

CDC: Smallpox Vaccine Adverse Event Rates - Español

In-Depth Information and Resources

CDC: Preparation and Planning
Response plans, scenarios...

CDC: Reference Materials
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CDC: Trainings
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