COVID-19 Updates: Keeping You Safe + Elective Surgeries + Donating Plasma
- Middlesex Health is open and providing patient care, in person and through Virtual Visits. We have also resumed performing elective procedures.
Smallpox is a contagious, disfiguring, and often deadly viral disease. Naturally occurring smallpox was destroyed worldwide by 1980.
There's no treatment or cure for smallpox. A vaccine can prevent it. But the vaccine's side effect risk is too high to justify routine vaccination for people at low risk of exposure to the virus.
Last Updated Jun 13, 2017