IN THIS ARTICLE
Vaccination is the most effective means of preventing smallpox infection. Vaccination can even be administered up to four or five days after a person is exposed to the virus. This practice may not completely prevent disease, but probably it will result in a significantly less severe case of the illness.
Christopher J Hogan, MD
Must Read Articles Related to Smallpox
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Smallpox:
Smallpox - Experience
Please describe your experience with smallpox.
Smallpox - Treatment
What was the treatment for your smallpox?
Smallpox - Vaccine
Please describe your experience with smallpox vaccine.
Smallpox - Symptoms
What were your symptoms of smallpox?