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What is the best treatment for smallpox?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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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. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
In brief: Smallpox Rx
There is no treatment for smallpox, which is caused by a virus.
Treatment is just supportive--helping the patient to maintain hydration, treating any secondary infections. The overall mortality rate is between 30 to 50%, which means that supportive treatment works on average in more than half the cases.

In brief: Smallpox Rx
There is no treatment for smallpox, which is caused by a virus.
Treatment is just supportive--helping the patient to maintain hydration, treating any secondary infections. The overall mortality rate is between 30 to 50%, which means that supportive treatment works on average in more than half the cases.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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