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What was the primary mode of smallpox transmission? Implications for biodefense

Submitted by [email protected] on February 28, 2019 - 05:52 PM

This review examines evidence from the history of variolation, data on mucosal infection collected in the last decades of smallpox transmission, aerosol measurements, animal models, reports of smallpox lung among healthcare workers, and the epidemiology of smallpox regarding the potential importance of fine particle aerosol mediated transmission.

Content Source:

Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Content Author:

Donald K. Milton