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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

This study was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views presented in this report are those of the Institute of Medicine Committee for a Forum on Smallpox: The Scientific Basis for Vaccination Policy Options and are not necessarily those of the funding agencies.

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Cover: Transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of Orthopoxvirus variola viruses. Magnification: x50,000 at 6 x 4.5cm size. Alfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library/Photo Researcher.



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