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Smallpox (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Christopher J Hogan, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital.

Editor: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Coauthor(s): Fred Harchelroad, MD, FACMT, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Director of Medical Toxicology, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital; Thomas W McGovern, MD, Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon, Fort Wayne Dermatology, PC.

Editors: Jerry L Mothershead, MD, Special Advisor to the Navy Surgeon General for Prehospital Care, Senior Medical Consultant, Navy Medicine Office of Homeland Security, Department of Emergency Medicine, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Raymond J Roberge, MD, MPH, FAAEM, FACMT, Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Magee-Women's Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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Hooker, Edmond. "Bioterrorism." MedicineNet.com. Dec. 12, 2011. <http://www.medicinenet.com/bioterrorism/article.htm>.

Nettleman, Mary D. "Smallpox." MedicineNet.com. Dec. 21, 2012. <http://www.medicinenet.com/smallpox/article.htm>.

"Smallpox Vaccination Program." Military Vaccine (MILVAX) Agency. <http://www.smallpox.army.mil/resource/qaAll.asp?cID=364>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Smallpox." <http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/>.


Last Editorial Review: 7/26/2012

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