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    Risk Factors for Smallpox

    Communicable Diseases By Dr Poonam Sachdev , Expert Content / Aug 11, 2011
    Risk Factors for Smallpox

    Understand Smallpox - Since smallpox was eradicated in 1977, there is very little risk of the disease to occur naturally.

    Risk of naturally occurring smallpox is not there as the disease has been eradicated by the intense global immunization campaign and the last naturally occurring case of smallpox was reported in 1977. Currently the risk factors for smallpox infection include:

    • Working with the smallpox virus such as in the research lab or working in a smallpox diagnostic laboratory.
    • Exposure to smallpox virus if it is used as a biological weapon.

     

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