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If I get smallpox what is the chance of survival?

If I get smallpox what is the chance of survival?

Smallpox infection: Historically the survival rate of smallpox varied, but in most communities there was a fatality rate (chance of death) of about 30-35%. The last natural case in the world was in 1975 or 1977 depending on which form you are talking about, and the last case of an infected individual was in 1978 in a laboratory, so you are unlikely to have to worry about getting infected by this. ...Read more

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Smallpox (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by viruses Variola Major and Variola Minor that was a significant cause of death before ...Read more


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If my child gets smallpox what is the chance for survival?

If my child gets smallpox what is the chance for survival?

Depends: The case fatality rate back 30+ years ago when smallpox was last seen was around 30%. Some individuals had more dramatic presentations with higher fatality rates & children & people >30 were more likely to die. Given that a return of smallpox is unlikely, I would not spend a lot of time worrying about it. ...Read more

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Can I get smallpox?

No: Small pox has been eliminated from any possible exposure. There are two deposits of the virus left: one in the CDC deep freeze in Atlanta and one in a similar place in Russia. The only way you could get this disease would be by an act of terrorism which is very unlikely. ...Read more

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How can I get smallpox?

With great: Difficulty. Smallpox was eradicated in 1980.
The exception was stocks of the virus maintained in liquid nitrogen at one lab in atlanta, georgia and one lab in moscow. Both countries agreed along with the world health organization that they would destroy their remaining stocks. ...Read more

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Can you get vaccinated for smallpox?

Theoretically yes: There is no public vaccine available for use as smallpox has been globally eradicated (except for the biological weapon stores of a couple countries). ...Read more

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Can someone get infected by smallpox twice?

Possibly: It is highly unlikely, but anything is possible. ...Read more

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How could a person get infected with smallpox?

Agree w Dr. Gallant: Smallpox was declared eradicated in 1979 by the world health organization. Bioterrorism or infection of a laboratory worker handling materials (this would be very unlikely due to protocols used when handling this type fo infectious material) are possible mechanisms for infection. ...Read more

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How can I get a vaccine for smallpox?

How can I get a vaccine for smallpox?

Why?: There are a very limited # of scientists & medical personnel who receive the vaccine because they work either with the virus or a similar virus. The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. All natural sources of smallpox have been eradicated. According to the CDC “The U.S. government has enough vaccine to vaccinate every person in the United States. ” ...Read more

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Can military people get a smallpox vaccination?

Not routinely: Smallpox is an example of the success of vaccines in eradicating a disease that previously caused significant devastation. Only if there is a threat of biological warfare do troops get the smallpox vaccine. This webpage shows which vaccines military personnel receive:

http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/theorderlyroom/l/blvaccinations. Htm. ...Read more

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Who discovered the bacteria responsible for smallpox? Do we still get vaccinated for that?

Smallpox: The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. All natural sources of smallpox have been eradicated. The government only provides smallpox to several hundred scientists/ medical personnel in research settings. It's a virus. ...Read more

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Do you still have to get the smallpox vaccine if you don't go overseas?

Do you still have to get the smallpox vaccine if you don't go overseas?

No, Smallpox: Vaccine is not routinely administered to military or the public. The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. All natural sources of smallpox have been eradicated. According to the CDC “The U.S. government has enough vaccine to vaccinate every person in the United States in the event of a smallpox emergency.” This is part of Emergency Prepared & Response for ...Read more

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Could you get a smallpox vaccine in spite of having eczema?

Could you get a smallpox vaccine in spite of having eczema?

Contraindicated wi: Eczema. The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. According to the CDC “The U.S. government has enough vaccine to vaccinate every person in the United States in the event of a smallpox emergency.” This is part of Emergency Prepared & Response for possible future bioterrorism (in aftermath of 9/11).**http://www. Bt.cdc. Gov/agent/smallpox/vaccination/facts. Asp** ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting eczema from the smallpox vaccine?

What is the chance of getting eczema from the smallpox vaccine?

You do not: First I may tell you Small Pox Vaccine is not given anywhere in the world for last several years as Small Pox has been eradicated from this earth and there is no need to vaccinate any one
Your question is lheoretical and is historical for your amusement
You do not get eczema from Small Pox Vaccine
Eczema vaccinatum which is rare severe reaction to Smalpox vaccine in those who already had Eczema ...Read more

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Where can I get the eczema and smallpox vaccine?

You can't: The last wild case of smallpox occurred in 1978 and the last lab case in 1980. It was withdrawn from public use in 1980. It has never be given to eczema patients after they died from side effects. There is also no eczema vaccine. Limited supplies of the vaccine are kept by the military & in limited use under strict supervision. ...Read more

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If you have eczema can you still get the smallpox vaccine?

Not an Issue: There is currently no reason to get a smallpox vaccination anywhere. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get the smallpox vaccine while pregnant?

Is it safe to get the smallpox vaccine while pregnant?

Would not: The vaccinia virus in the smallpox vaccine is an attenuated (weaken) but live virus and we avoid using live virus vaccines during pregnancy if possible. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting eczema vaccinatum from the smallpox vaccine? Has this ever happened?

What are the chances of getting eczema vaccinatum from the smallpox vaccine? Has this ever happened?

No More Small pox: Small pox vaccine has not been used anywhere for years as Small Pox Disease has been wiped out from the earth due to successful Immunisation
Yes Eczema Vaccinatum was a complication og Small Pox Vaccine and it might have happened in past ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone with eczema getting eczema vaccinatum from a smallpox vaccine? Can this happen?

What are the chances of someone with eczema getting eczema vaccinatum from a smallpox vaccine? Can this happen?

Not possible now: Smallpox is one of the viral illnesses which have been conquered world wide. Unless the organism is released in a terrible accident or by a terrorist action, it is simply not found out there to cause infection. Therefore immunization (vaccination) is not needed and those under age forty or so have never been exposed so eczema vaccinatum is not out there either. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the percentage chance of getting eczema vaccinated from the smallpox vaccine if you have eczema?

Could you tell me what is the percentage chance of getting eczema vaccinated from the smallpox vaccine if you have eczema?

Confusing question: Eczema is not caused by the smallpox vaccine but can worsen due to many stressful processes. Smallpox vaccine has also not been given to the general population in the us since about 1980, after the world health organization declared it extinct. When it was available, it was never given to patients known to have eczema because of a major life threatening complication from the vaccine. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of getting eczema vaccinatum from the smallpox vaccine?

Smallpox vaccine: Extremely rare severe rxns: included Postvaccinal Encephalitis & Eczema Vaccinatum wi a death rate of 1 to 2 per million. The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. According to the CDC - Eczema/ Atopic Dermatitis was a contraindication. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of someone with eczema getting eczema vaccinatum from a smallpox vaccine?

Doctors, what are the chances of someone with eczema getting eczema vaccinatum from a smallpox vaccine?

Not Used Anymore: Smallpox was the first viral illness to be eradicated due to the global use of the vaccine. It would be extremely rare to develop the rash as you indicated, since the smallpox vaccine is no longer given. ...Read more

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I received the smallpox vaccine about 16 days ago. I was wondering if I could get a tattoo on my other arm or on my chest? If I can't then how long should I wait?

Are you sure about: That? The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. The government only provides smallpox to several hundred scientists/ medical personnel in research settings. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo on my leg after my smallpox vaccine scab has fallen off? I had to get it to go to rural areas, military.

Scab after a vaccine: It is probably ok to do that provided you are not going directly over the injection site. ...Read more

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Is smallpox serious?

Yes and no: It's extremely serious if you get it. But since the disease has been eradicated frm the planet, it 's not a serious concern. ...Read more

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How is smallpox treated?

Smallpox tx.: A Smallpox patient should be isolated in a negative-pressure room until all scabs have fallen off. Provide intravenous or oral hydration wi electrolyte/ fluid monitoring. The person should be vaccinated as soon as possible after exposure. Wound care is important. Use ventilatory support if required. Although there is no specific medication for Smallpox, cidofovir (antiviral) amy be helpful. > ...Read more

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How does smallpox spread?

Person to person: Contact with infectious material from an person with smallpox is how this was passed. There are no insects or animals that spread the germ. Since there has been no cases since 1977, we only hear about this from people worried it may resurface as a bioterror weapon. ...Read more

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How do you catch smallpox?

Smallpox: Human to Human transmission. The WHO announced World-wide eradication of Smallpox on May 8 1980. Smallpox has no animal reservoirs. So Smallpox would not return naturally. ...Read more

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How can you cure smallpox?

Smallpox: The WHO announced World-wide eradication of Smallpox on May 8 1980. Smallpox has no animal reservoirs. So Smallpox would not return naturally. A Smallpox patient should be isolated in a negative-pressure room until all scabs have fallen off. Provide intravenous or oral hydration wi electrolyte/ fluid monitoring. The person should be vaccinated as soon as possible after exposure. Wound care is ...Read more

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How is smallpox transmitted?

Inhaling the virus: Smallpox is highly contagious. In most cases, people get smallpox by inhaling droplets of saliva, which are full of virus, during face-to-face contact with an infected person. ...Read more

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What is the cause of smallpox?

Variola Virus: Smallpox is caused by the variola virus, which is a large dna virus that is rather contagious and easily transmissible from humans to humans. ...Read more