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US draws up plans for smallpox outbreak after terrorist attack

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7353.1540/a (Published 29 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1540
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    A US advisory group has recommended that people likely to be directly involved in handling any outbreak of smallpox after a terrorist attack should be vaccinated as a precautionary measure—although mass vaccination has been deemed unnecessary.

    The 14 member advisory committee on immunisation practices at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has voted …

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