Smallpox Basics

The last naturally occurring case of the disease was in Somalia in 1977. Routine vaccination for smallpox was discontinued in the U.S. in 1972. Could smallpox be used as a bioterrorist weapon?

  • Smallpox
    How much of a threat is smallpox? Find out, along with basic information about smallpox disease. Translated into 11 languages.

  • Smallpox (Viruela)
    CDC comprehensive site on smallpox, including basics on the disease and vaccine, and specific information for health professionals. Also available in Spanish. Attention: Non-MDH link

  • HHS Smallpox (Principios de la Viruela)
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USHHS) information on smallpox basics, and information for public health professionals, the media, the military, clinical trials and more. Attention: Non-MDH link


Updated Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 11:31AM