Smallpox

A new study of a half million soldiers shows that the smallpox vaccine can cause heart muscle inflammation in a relatively small number of recipients. What does that mean for plans to vaccinate civilians? Join host Ira Flatow and guests for a discussion about the latest smallpox vaccination plans.

Guests:

William Winkenwerder
*Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs, Department of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brian L. Strom
Chairman, committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation, Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science
*Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
*Professor of medicine and pharmacology, chairman of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Penn.

Gregory Poland
*Committee member, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
*Professor of medicine, molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics
*Infectious diseases director, Mayo Vaccine Research Group, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
*Director, program in translational immunovirology and biodefense, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
*American regional editor, Vaccine

Joseph Henderson
*Associate Director For Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

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