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Notice to Readers: Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know --- A Self-Study Course

Smallpox disease was eradicated in 1977, but because smallpox virus could be used as an agent of bioterrorism, health-care providers should familiarize themselves with the disease and the vaccine that prevents it. On the program "Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know," specialists discuss methods designed to improve health-care providers' ability to recognize, diagnose, and report smallpox disease. The program may be viewed on the Internet or on videotape, and continuing education credits (CEU, CNE, CME, and CHES) are offered until the end of 2003.

Additional information and the archived webcast are available at A videotape of the program is available from the Public Health Foundation, telephone 877-252-1200 (United States) or 301-645-7773 (International) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or e-mail When requesting a videotape by e-mail, indicate "Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know" on the subject line.

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