Smallpox Tops List of Bioterror Agents

San Francisco - As the international situation has become more complicated, dermatologists have realized that they may need to diagnose and respond to individuals who have been infected by a microbial agent of bioterrorism. Among the several viral agents that could be so used, smallpox has caused the greatest concern, according to Scott A. Norton, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.