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Chapter 16.10 : Smallpox—Variola Major

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Abstract:

Smallpox is a serious, contagious, and sometimes fatal infectious disease. There is no specific treatment for smallpox disease, and the only prevention is vaccination. In the United States and its territories, a suspected case of smallpox must be immediately reported to the appropriate local, state, or territorial health department.

Citation: Leber A. 2016. Smallpox—Variola Major, p 16.10.1-16.10.5. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818814.ch16.10
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