Smallpox: The Ultimate Weapon

Description: A short history of smallpox with a review of its eradication and lessons learned from the study of other poxvirdae.  The objectives of the session are 1) To review the etiology of smallpox, 2) to review the history of smallpox and mankind, 3) address other pox viruses that still exist today, 4) to evaluate pox viruses as potential bioterrorist agents and 5) to evaluate the potential bio-engineering of viruses to mimic the smallpox virus. 


  • Name: Malcolm Shields Dr.
    Title: Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences – Idaho State University; Chair, Bio-Safety Committee- Idaho State University
    Organization: Idaho State University, Microbiology

Name: Moses Okeyo
Title: Research Associate
Organization: Institute of Rural Health
Name: Moses Okeyo
Phone: 208-282-3665

Institute of Rural Health Gravely Hall North 201, Stop 8174, Idaho State University 83209

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Type of Product: Presentation or Lecture
Languages: English
Keywords: Smallpox, bioterrorist agents, bio-engineering.
Target Capabiltities: Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Protect: Epidemiologic Surveillance and Investigation, Respond: WMD/Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination
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Cognative Domain: Knowledge
Copyright Restrictions: Public Domain
Is Product...: Downloadable, Accessible
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Mon Apr 09 17:34:30 -0400 2007
Last Updated: Mon Apr 09 17:34:31 -0400 2007