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reel Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know webcast (December 13, 2001), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  and the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
reel Smallpox Response webcast and slides (March 25, 2002), International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID), National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), CDC
reel Understanding the Threat of Bioterrorism webcast (February 16, 1999), Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies,  US Department of Health and Human Services,  Infectious Diseases Society of America, and American Society for Microbiology
reel Bioterrorism and Biodefense: Are We Ready? webcast (November 1, 2001),  Alliance for Health Reform and the Forum on Technology and Innovation, Washington, DC
reel Biowarfare Defense Vaccines webcast (October 23, 2001),  House Committee on Government Reform,  Subcommittee on National Security, Veteran Affairs, and International Relations
reel Bioterrorism as a New Global Environmental Threat webcast (October 22, 2001),  American Public Health Association (APHA)

 

 

Links for the General Public

General Smallpox Information

General audience information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Smallpox: Information for the General Public

Additional information from the National Immunization Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Draft Smallpox Vaccine Recommendations (June 2002)
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation to CDC and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Smallpox: A Primer
Introductory text by McEleney (October 2000) from the United States Air Force Counterproliferation Center

Smallpox Summary

Overview of the disease and surrounding issues from the Center for Disaster Preparedness and the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Demon in the Freezer

Preston article for the layperson (July 12, 1999) from The New Yorker

Smallpox: From Eradicated Disease to Bioterrorist Threat

Bullet points on health and security topics from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies based upon Tucker's non-fiction book  Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox

What is Smallpox?

General information from the Mayo Clinic

Dark Winter: A Bioterrorism Exercise

Scroll towards the bottom of the website for information on a commonly-referenced fictional smallpox exercise occurring June 22-23, 2001, at Andrews Air Force Base and sponsored by the John Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism

Links for Lab and Health Professionals

Detailed Smallpox Information

Information directed at lab and health professionals from the CDC

Diagnosis of Smallpox

Slides from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Draft Smallpox Vaccine Recommendations (June 2002)
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation to CDC and US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Draft Annex of Biological Agents (August 2001)
Scroll to p. 29-33 of the above-mentioned draft annex of Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical Weapons: WHO Guidance, 2nd ed. by the WHO

Smallpox and its Eradication
Seminal work by Fenner, Henderson, Arita, Jezek, and Ladny (1988) from WHO


Defense of Houston was made possible by the Disaster Relief and Emergency Services (DREAMS) program of the US Army based at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Texas A & M University (DoD grant no.DAMD17-98-1-8002). DREAMS physicians and scientists acknowledge with gratitude the vision, leadership, and advice of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Congressmen Tom DeLay, Ken Bentsen, Henry Bonilla, and Kevin Brady.