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From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
May 22/29, 2002

Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know— A Self-Study Course

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Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002American Medical AssociationThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

JAMA. 2002;287(20):2650. doi:10.1001/jama.287.20.2650-JWR0522-4-1

MMWR. 2002;51:352

Smallpox disease was eradicated in 1977, but because smallpox virus could be used as an agent of bioterrorism, healthcare providers should familiarize themselves with the disease and the vaccine that prevents it. On the program "Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know," specialists discuss methods designed to improve healthcare providers' ability to recognize, diagnose, and report smallpox disease. The program may be viewed on the Internet or on videotape, and continuing education credits (CEU, CNE, CME, and CHES) are offered until the end of 2003.

Additional information and the archived webcast are available at A videotape of the program is available from the Public Health Foundation, telephone 8772521200 (United States) or 3016457773 (International) from 9 AM to 5 PM EST, or email When requesting a videotape by email, indicate "Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know" on the subject line.