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What are the therapies used for smallpox?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Supportive care
It has been 30+ years since we had smallpox cases to treat but at the time care was supportive.
( IV fluids, treatments for complications, etc.) newer antiviral medications might be helpful but their true value is unknown.

In brief: Supportive care
It has been 30+ years since we had smallpox cases to treat but at the time care was supportive.
( IV fluids, treatments for complications, etc.) newer antiviral medications might be helpful but their true value is unknown.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: 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 >

In brief: 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 >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
important. Use ventilatory support if required. Although there is no specific medication for Smallpox, cidofovir (antiviral) may be helpful.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: No disease, no Rx
Since there is no smallpox in the world, there's no treatment.
If someone were to develop smallpox, it would be a result of bioterrorism, and there would probably be many cases. There is no specific treatment, but vaccination shortly after exposure can prevent disease. The antiviral drug, cidofovir, may be beneficial.

In brief: No disease, no Rx
Since there is no smallpox in the world, there's no treatment.
If someone were to develop smallpox, it would be a result of bioterrorism, and there would probably be many cases. There is no specific treatment, but vaccination shortly after exposure can prevent disease. The antiviral drug, cidofovir, may be beneficial.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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