Smallpox has been eradicated by the intense global immunization campaign and the last naturally occurring case of smallpox was reported in 1977. Currently people at risk of smallpox infection include:
Persons at risk of smallpox infection (such as people working with smallpox virus in research labs or diagnostic labs) should be revaccinated every year was per WHO’s recommendation as a precautionary measure.
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