Larry Brilliant jokes that he doesn't live up to his last name, but he has lived a remarkable life, from his early days in the San Francisco hippie scene, to his work as one of the world’s leading disease fighters…
By PBS NewsHour
Henderson, a few weeks shy of his 88th birthday, died late Friday of complications that arose after he recently fractured a hip.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
The agency began an intensive investigation of all its facilities after a scientist in July found vials of smallpox dating from the 1950s, along with other contagious viruses and bacteria that had been stored and forgotten in one lab on…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are calling for a change in the safety culture at the agency after multiple incidents regarding the mishandling of dangerous biological materials.
By Diane Jeanty
A Chicago boy contracted a life-threatening case of the vaccinia virus -- a virus similar to smallpox -- after his father, a soldier, received the smallpox vaccine. The NewsHour reports on doctors' and the military's efforts to prevent and treat…
Members of the general public should not get vaccinated against smallpox unless they are part of a carefully monitored study, a committee of scientists said Tuesday in a report.
The Pentagon's campaign to vaccinate half a million military personnel against smallpox caused few serious adverse reactions overall, but did produce 37 unexpected cases of heart inflammation.
A 55-year-old National Guardsman is the third person to die from a heart attack after receiving the smallpox vaccine, the Pentagon said Friday.
With only a small number of health care workers volunteering to be vaccinated against smallpox, the Bush administration proposed a plan to compensate those injured by the vaccine in hopes of encouraging participation in the vaccination program.
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