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Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005

Historical Review

Surveillance and Control Measures after Smallpox Outbreaks

Emma Kerrod*Comments to Author , Alasdair M. Geddes†, Martyn Regan, and Steve Leach*
Author affiliations: *Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom; †University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Timeline of Edinburgh outbreak: key events and control interventions (8,11). †June 30: great majority of other essential personnel vaccinated (11). Some public vaccination by private practitioners (≈ 4% [20,000]). ‡November 1: quarantine and daily surveillance of (present and past) patients and visitors to Royal Infirmary (8). ¶November 8–December 8: further vaccination centers opened after 3 more cases occurred. Sixty sessions held each day. One vaccination centre reopened December 9–12 and Dec

Figure 2. Timeline of Edinburgh outbreak: key events and control interventions (8,11). †June 30: great majority of other essential personnel vaccinated (11). Some public vaccination by private practitioners (≈ 4% [20,000]). ‡November 1: quarantine and daily surveillance of (present and past) patients and visitors to Royal Infirmary (8). ¶November 8–December 8: further vaccination centers opened after 3 more cases occurred. Sixty sessions held each day. One vaccination centre reopened December 9–12 and December 21–24 to cope with a few isolated cases (8,11).

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