Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 2
Lecture:Public Health and Communicable Disease
Slide content:Smallpox: A Terrorism Concern? CDC plan to protect Americans against smallpox as a biological weapon Includes the creation and use of special teams of health care and public health workers Vaccination within 3 days of exposure will completely prevent or significantly modify smallpox for most U.S. has stockpiled vaccine it is a live vaccine to a related virus 9
Slide notes:Are these stockpiles a matter of concern for terrorism risk? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has detailed plans to protect the U.S. in the case of a smallpox weapon, the plans include deploying teams of medical and public health workers to stop the spread, using stockpiled, live vaccine to a related virus . 9