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HPA Interim guidelines for action in the event of a deliberate release - Smallpox

Author(s)Health Protection Agency
AbstractThe HPA interim guideline covers: background and clinical information; clinical procedures; laboratory procedures; Public Health procedures; and a list of national specialists. A deliberate release of smallpox is considered a serious threat because: it is infectious by the airborne route; the illness is severe and has a high case-fatality rate; and survivors are often left with disfiguring scars, which may affect the face.
Date of publishing08/13/2003
Date of last review by us10/26/2005
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