Re: Possibility of a Smallpox Outbreak in 2002

From: John Clark (
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 22:25:57 MST

pchaston <> Wrote:

>The BBC tonight showed a docudrama on the effects of a terrorist
>outbreak of smallpox occurring in New York from April 2002

Smallpox really did break out in New York City but it was in 1947. A man died
of it but it was 5 weeks before that was recognized, by then 12 people had the
disease and two would die of it. However that's as far as it got because within
a month after it was realized what they were dealing with 6.3 million people in
the city were vaccinated. Smallpox doesn't always win.

           John K Clark

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