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Biological Agents: Smallpox


Approximately 14 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Biological Agents: Smallpox" is designed to give a brief overview of the routes of infection associated with this Category A agent, its uses as a bioweapon, its clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and treatment options. Smallpox vaccinations and adverse reactions associated with the vaccine will also be discussed.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology. Creation of the course was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
1. List the Category A agents.
2. Knowledge of the pharmaceutics and pharmaceuticals used to combat CBRNE agents.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Differentiate between the clinical presentations of smallpox and chickenpox.
Identify the risks associated with smallpox vaccinations.

Target Audiences:

Public Health personnel, Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Veterinarians, Other Emergency Medical Services personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.