Global & Disaster Medicine

FDA approves Tpoxx to fight smallpox

NYT

“……never been tested in humans with smallpox because the disease was declared eradicated in 1980, three years after the last known case.

But it was very effective at protecting animals deliberately infected with monkeypox and rabbitpox, two related diseases that can be lethal. It also caused no severe side effects when safety-tested in 359 healthy human volunteers…..”

image of smallpox: Pustular Rash and Scabs


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