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Capitol Health Call
May 7, 2003

Smallpox Vaccination Compensation in Place

JAMA. 2003;289(17):2202. doi:10.1001/jama.289.17.2202-a

In early April, the nation's top infectious disease researchers reassured the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee that they were working with international colleagues and doing "everything possible" to understand, contain, and treat severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

"We are taking it very seriously," said Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Some 300 CDC personnel have been working on SARS.