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Bioterrorism and smallpox planning: information and voluntary vaccination

Selgelid, M J


Although smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980, there are fears that stocks of the virus manufactured for military purposes by the Soviet Union may have fallen into the hands of "rogue nations" or terrorists. Worries about bioterrorism have thus sparked debate about whether or not the smallpox vaccine, which can be dangerous, should be offered to the general public. Meaningful public debate on this issue requires expert information about the likelihood that the virus will in fact be used as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Medical Ethics
DOI: 10.1136/jme.2003.004176


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