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Bioterrorism of Smallpox-Variola Virus

Abbe Research Division

Bioterrorism of Smallpox-Variola Virus

Index of New Information and Guide-Book for Consumers, Reference and Research

by Abbe Research Division

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Abbe Pub Assn of Washington Dc .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Infectious Diseases,
  • Military Science,
  • Medical

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages175
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11103169M
    ISBN 100788325892
    ISBN 109780788325892
    OCLC/WorldCa55100734

    After the events of , the possibility of future bioterrorism and the specter of deliberate exposure to the smallpox virus, a dangerous category A pathogen, 2 caused CDC to reconsider smallpox vaccination as a tool for preparedness. CDC requested that ACIP provide an update of recommendations for the use of smallpox vaccine. Bioterrorism is terrorism involving the intentional release or dissemination of biological agents are bacteria, viruses, insects, fungi, or toxins, and may be in a naturally occurring or a human-modified form, in much the same way in biological r, modern agribusiness is vulnerable to anti-agricultural attacks by terrorists, and such attacks can seriously damage.

      Smallpox virus is a major threat as an agent of bioterrorism. Clinical infection is characterized by an incubation period of 12 to 14 days (range, 7 to 17 days), followed by the onset of high fever, malaise, and prostration, often with severe headache, nausea, and vomiting ().A rash that progresses from the papular to vesicular stages and eventually to the pustular stage generally . Smallpox (Variola) What prepper needs to know about Smallpox Could Smallpox rear its ugly head again? An incurable disease, Smallpox kills, permanently scars or leaves its victims blind. Thankfully the last case of Smallpox in the United States was in and the last case in the world happened in Since then no naturally occurring cases of.

    Endemic, Notifiable Bioterrorism-Related Diseases, United States, – Emerging Infectious Diseases May;9(5) Use of Automated Ambulatory-Care Encounter Records for Detection of Acute Illness Clusters, Including Potential Bioterrorism Events Emerging Infectious Diseases Aug;8(8) Smallpox, caused by the variola virus, was a highly contagious infectious disease that caused infected individuals to develop a fever and a progressive, disfiguring skin rash. Three of out 10 individuals infected with smallpox died. Many survivors have permanent scars, often on their faces, or were left blind. Through vaccination, the disease was eradicated in


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Bioterrorism of Smallpox-Variola Virus by Abbe Research Division Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Primer to the Immune Response (Second Edition), XIX Variola (Smallpox) Variola virus, which causes smallpox, is no longer found in nature in any part of the world but is still feared as a bioterrorism is no effective drug for smallpox, and the length of protection afforded by the existing smallpox vaccine (based on live, attenuated vaccinia virus) is uncertain.

Inthe World Health Assembly declared that smallpox (variola virus) had been eradicated successfully worldwide, and no subsequent cases have been confirmed.

The United States discontinued routine childhood immunization against smallpox in and routine immunization of health care professionals in Smallpox (variola) virus is considered a Category A bioterrorism agent due to its ability to spread rapidly and the high morbidity and mortality rates associated with infection.

Current recommendations recognize the importance of oral antivirals and call for having at least two smallpox antivirals w Cited by: 5. Smallpox (Variola Virus) Infection: as a weapon of bioterrorism.

For more information, see the Getting Started with the Division of Antiviral Products Pre -IND Process web page at. Variola virus. Variola virus (or variola major virus) is the virus that causes virus is one of the members of the poxvirus group (Family Poxviridae).The virus particle is brick shaped and contains a double strand of deoxyribonucleic variola virus is among the most dangerous of all the potential biological weapons.

On May 8,representatives of all World Health Organisation (WHO) member states gathered in Geneva and Bioterrorism of Smallpox-Variola Virus book declared that the smallpox-causing variola virus had been relegated to the history books, two centuries after the discovery of a vaccine.

Emerging infectious diseases such as Nipah virus and hantavirus; What is the role of the Bureau of Infectious Diseases. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is committed to a 24/7 response for threats of bioterrorism reported by either local health departments in Ohio or by local, state or federal law enforcement.

Smallpox - Variola virus: Author: Wikipedia, Posted on Tuesday, concerns about smallpox have resurfaced as a possible agent for bioterrorism. As a result, there has been increased concern about the availability of vaccine stocks. The exact date when smallpox entered India is not known, but in A.D.

an Indian medical book records a. Smallpox (variola) virus is considered a Category A bioterrorism agent due to its ability to spread rapidly and the high morbidity and mortality rates associated with infection.

Current recommendations recognize the importance of oral antivirals and call for having at least two smallpox antivirals with different mechanisms of action available. Guidelines from the CDC address the release of vaccine in the event of bioterrorism. 25,26 Because the risk of a deliberate release of variola virus is considered low, preexposure vaccination is.

Smallpox (variola) was a devastating disease with a high case-fatality rate. Although the disease was eradicated inthe remaining stocks of smallpox virus constitute one of the most dangerous threats to humanity.

The smallpox virus is highly specific for. Variola major is a double-stranded DNA virus of the Orthopox family. There are two recognized forms of smallpox: Variola major and Variola a major is the more virulent strain with mortality rates 30% or higher in vaccine-naïve a major has historically been more a minor is considered rather mild with mortality rates less than 1%.

The United States uses smallpox vaccinia, a live virus that is different but closely enough related to smallpox variola that it induces immunity (Baxby, ; Flight, ; Ogden, ). After Jenner's discovery, it took nearly two centuries to purge the world of smallpox.

Smallpox vaccination also does not provide much protection, if any, against hemorrhagic smallpox. Variola minor is a less common clinical presentation, and much less severe disease (for example. Renewed interest in smallpox is taking place, as there is concern that the variola virus may be used as an agent of bioterrorism.

There are 2 clinical types of smallpox, variola major and variola minor. Variola major is the most common and severe form and has a death rate of about 30%.

ism event or accidental release of the virus. Background: † Natural transmission eradicated in Remains a bioterrorism threat because of archived stocks in the US and former Soviet Union.

† Classified among the highest priority for bioterrorism agents by the CDC (Category A) Common Human Exposure Routes. Variola Virus (Smallpox) Background Smallpox is a highly contagious and deadly disease caused by the variola virus. It was estimated to have infected million people in the 20th Century before it became the only human infectious disease ever to be completely eradicated.

Following a global vaccination campaign led by the World Health. Variola virus is the causative agent of smallpox, a highly infectious disease characterized by fever, rash, and a high mortality rate.

Inthe global eradi. Variola virus, the etiologic agent of smallpox, is considered among the highly virulent microorganisms likely to be used in bioterrorism activities. If a community exposure to variola virus occurs, the challenge for the clinical microbiology laboratory will be threefold: (i) management of clinical specimens and/or viral isolates safely and appropriately, (ii) recognition of the agent within.

Isolation of smallpox (variola) virus from a clinical specimen (CDC only; confirmed by variola PCR). The smallpox case definition on the CDC bioterrorism web site is more sensitive and less specific than the case definition for the NNDSS, in that a "suspect" case is defined as: "a case with febrile rash illness with fever preceding the.

Images of Smallpox (Variola) Close Video. Overview. Smallpox is a disease caused by the variola virus, a virus that is carried and transmitted only in humans. Through a careful program of vaccination, the variola virus is now completely eradicated.

and it is believed that the variola virus could be used as a weapon of bioterrorism. Bioterrorism Watch Smallpox or chickenpox? That clinical question has been long confined to the academic dustbin in the United States, where the last case of smallpox (variola) was diagnosed in in Texas.The smallpox vaccine contains another virus, vaccina, made from the cowpox virus.

The United States currently has an emergency supply of the vaccine in storage at the CDC. During andthe CDC contracted with pharmaceutical companies to manufacture more of the smallpox vaccine for use if smallpox is employed as a terrorism weapon.