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Volume 11, Number 11—November 2005


Australian Public and Smallpox

David N. Durrheim*†Comments to Author , Reinhold Muller‡, Vicki Saunders‡, Rick Speare‡, and John B. Lowe§
Author affiliations: *Hunter New England Population Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; †Newcastle University, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; ‡James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; §University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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Table 1

Responses to questions on general knowledge of smallpox, Australia, 2004

In the past 5 years, do you think… Yes, n (%) No, n (%) Do not know, n (%) No answer, n (%)
Human cases of smallpox have occurred in Australia? 127 (12.7) 538 (53.7) 336 (33.6) 0
Human cases of smallpox have occurred somewhere in the world? 606 (60.6) 233 (23.3) 161 (16.1) 1 (0.1)
An effective medical treatment exists for smallpox? 524 (52.3) 114 (11.4) 363 (36.3) 0

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