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Israeli Smallpox Prevention Program in Full Swing

Guarding against bioterrorism, Israel vaccinates health workersagainst smallpox. A nationwide immunization campaign will follow. It's a more aggressive approach than current U.S. plans. NPR's Jackie Northam and Richard Knox report.

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Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, geopolitics, and life across the globe - from the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, to the gritty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the pristine beauty of the Arctic.
Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.