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 http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/phtn/1213smallpox.asp. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. When requesting a videotape by email, indicate "Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know" on the subject line.
Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know— A Self-Study Course. JAMA. 2002;287(20):2650. doi:10.1001/jama.287.20.2650-JWR0522-4-1