Safety Short: Smallpox

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Smallpox is a highly contagious and often fatal infectious disease caused by the variola virus. There are no known naturally occurring transmissions of smallpox and the virus is no longer found in humans. Today, the only risk of contracting smallpox is if the disease is released as part of a human-caused event from one of two laboratory inventories. This course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


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