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


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.

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Content Author: 
Donald K. Milton
Content Source: 
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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