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This reporter working closely with the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules checks out why there is opposition to a law making Chicken Pox vaccines mandatory. According to this story, this issue is being debated in other states such as Illinois since some medical professionals are against the inoculations.
The Washington Post Magazine describes the disastrous epidemics that can ensue, if smallpox is ever used as a biological weapon. The story reveals that smallpox is known as a highly contageous ancient scourge, which "has killed countless millions." The article focuses on the expert knowledge of Ken Alibek, former second-in-command manager of Biopreparat, the Soviet Union's vast biological weapons program. "Bioterrrism experts now believe the smallox virus exists in clandestine biowarfare laboratories in at least three, and possibly more, countries," the magazine reports. The article depicts the symptoms of the deadly disease, and warns about the unbelievable speed that infection can spread with.
Discover Magazine reports that "The last documented case of smallpox occurred in 1977. Now a deadly kin of the virus is spreading out of the forest and into villages....This was not smallpox but monkeypox, a disease first identified in 1958, when it was found spreading among Asian and African monkeys that had been captured for laboratory research....Monkeypox did not easily spread from person to person....(But) new outbreaks of the disease indicate that it could be breaking free of its natural confines and spreading from person to person ... it could become a major threat...."