Information for the public can be found on the Smallpox Disease page.
Smallpox Case Definitions
Includes clinical case
definition, lab criteria for confirmation,
case classification, clinical types of variola
Aftermath of a Hypothetical Smallpox Disaster
Emerging Infectious Diseases 1999 Jul-Aug;5(4):547-551.
Consensus Statement: Smallpox as a Biological Weapon: Medical & Public Health Management
Henderson D, Inglesby T, Bartlett J, Ascher MS, Eitzen E, Jahrling, PB
JAMA 1999 Jun 9;281(22):2127-2137.
(361 KB/11 pages)
Concise, bulleted summary of the full article
(165 KB/6 pages)
to Extend January 24, 2003 HHS Declaration Regarding
Administration of Smallpox Countermeasures (12 KB/2 pages)
Extends the 2003
smallpox vaccine administration for another year,
until & including Jan 23, 2005.
Declaration Regarding Administration of Smallpox Countermeasures (215 KB/5 pages)
Jan 24, 2003 declaration from the Secretary
of Health & Human Services. See also the 2004
extension of this declaration.
Communicating in the First Hours: Smallpox
The First Hours project provides messages and other resources for federal, state, local, and tribal public health officials to use during a response to an emergency. Developed by CDC in collaboration with the Office of Public Affairs of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Disease, Prevention, & Intervention
by CDC & WHO for training smallpox
What Every Clinician Should Know (interactive version)
information for clinicians on clinical features, diagnosis, & treatment of smallpox & the characteristics & use of smallpox vaccine.
What Every Clinician Should Know (video)
Frequently Asked Questions