Smallpox Fast Facts
View CNN's Fast Facts on smallpox and learn more about the contagious and sometimes fatal infectious disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She Survived Smallpox and Then Swayed Doctors She Survived Smallpox and Then Swayed Doctors
Lady Mary Montagu helped bring inoculation to Britain, paving the way for the world ' s first vaccine.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Blog Source Type: news

Smallpox Vaccine Recruits Skin Bacteria to Fight Disease
A mouse study points to a possible mechanism by which the smallpox vaccine helped eradicate the disease in the 1980s. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 26, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Africa: How An African Protection From Smallpox Came To Be Used In Colonial Boston
[ShareAmerica] In the early 18th century, American colonists faced constant threat from deadly infectious diseases -- scarlet fever, diphtheria, influenza and yellow fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lab Leaks Are a Small But Real Risk in Ukraine. Russian Disinformation Is The True Threat
Two years into a global pandemic whose initial cause remains a subject of debate, Reuters, on March 11, published an especially jarring story: the World Health Organization, according to the news agency, had advised Ukraine to eliminate any high-threat pathogens it had in its biolabs, to reduce (and ideally eliminate) the chances that, were the Russian army to attack those facilities, pathogens would leak out and spread disease to the population. The risk of such a disaster—either through some terrible accident, or by nefarious design—is real, but thankfully, not quite as big of a threat as it might seem. For o...
Source: TIME: Health - March 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Misinformation & Disinformation Source Type: news

Durham biotech secures $50M ahead of potential US contract for smallpox drug
The company's antiviral drug for smallpox was approved in 2021 and could end being added to the nation's Strategic National Stockpile. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 4, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

Durham biotech secures $50M ahead of potential US contract for smallpox drug
The company's antiviral drug for smallpox was approved in 2021 and could end being added to the nation's Strategic National Stockpile. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

History of infectious disease outbreaks and vaccines timeline
Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a digital historical timeline of infectious disease outbreaks and vaccines. The timeline spans the development of a smallpox vaccine in 1796 to the COVID-19 pandemic.Visit the History of Infectious Disease Outbreaks and Vaccines Timeline to learn about the history of major disease outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics, as well as how vaccines and research affected many infectious diseases. "The field of infectious diseases is rich in history, and its impact on the world has… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 3, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

If We ’re Going to Live With COVID-19, It’s Time to Clean Our Indoor Air Properly
As the Omicron variant spreads rapidly across vaccinated and unvaccinated America, and a shocking number of Americans are still dying, many are wondering what the coming months will bring, how will they continue to protect themselves from COVID-19, and when, if ever, life will really return to something resembling the pre-pandemic normal. The good news is that this pandemic will eventually end due to effective vaccines, infection-induced herd immunity, and the further evolution of the virus. The bad news is that like seasonal influenza, COVID-variants may be with us for years to come, and this will certainly not be the las...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edward A Nardell Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Fauci says COVID-19 won't go away like smallpox, but will more likely become endemic
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beneath a Covid Vaccine Debacle, 30 Years of Government Culpability
Washington has rejected plans to revamp vaccine preparedness for decades and repeatedly paid a price. The Biden administration is at a similar crossroads. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Hamby and Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Emergent BioSolutions Inc Politics and Government Government Contracts and Procurement Public-Private Sector Cooperation Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Smallpox Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Anthrax Botulism Biological Source Type: news

Compared to Polio and Smallpox, America ’s COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign Is Going Great
The agonizingly slow upward creep of the U.S. COVID vaccination rate, coupled with the emergence of the Omicron variant, has observers speaking in tones of gloom. What is wrong with people who refuse to get the shots? Some point to diseases such as smallpox and polio as evidence of a less-broken time when people trusted authorities and believed more strongly in science. But as historians of medicine, we find the despair about vaccine hesitancy misplaced. By historical standards, the U.S. COVID-19 vaccination campaign has already been an astonishing success. In the past, fearsome diseases have been brought to heel even in t...
Source: TIME: Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeanne Abrams and Hilary Smith Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Catherine the Great Letter Supporting Inoculations Sells for $1.3 Million
In the letter, which sold at auction in London on Wednesday, the Russian empress called for widespread access to a precursor of the smallpox vaccine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Holpuch Tags: Auctions Catherine II, Empress of Russia St Petersburg (Russia) Art Smallpox Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Presidential Pox, 1863
Researchers continue to debate whether US president Abraham Lincoln was coming down with smallpox as he delivered his famous Gettysburg Address, and if he had been immunized. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Magazine Issue Foundations Source Type: news