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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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Smallpox (Definition)

Smallpox is an infectious disease caused by viruses variola major and variola minor. It was a significant cause of death. Only humans were infected by smallpox and it ...Read more


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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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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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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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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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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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