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Contact Vaccinia—Transmission of Vaccinia from Smallpox Vaccination

John M. Neff, J. Michael Lane, Vincent A. Fulginiti, D. A. Henderson
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October 16, 2002
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JAMA 2002;288(15):1901-1905

American Medical Association
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Concern that smallpox virus might be used as a biological weapon has led to proposals that smallpox vaccination be offered to at least some of the U.S. population. In June 2002, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice recommended that vaccination be offered to limited numbers of health care personnel who may be investigating possible cases of smallpox and to those who might be caring for patients in selected hospitals. On September 23, 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) distributed detailed operational and logistic guidelines for implementing a large-scale volunteer smallpox vaccination program in response to introduction of smallpox as an act of terrorism. These events raise concern about the frequency of serious adverse events, including death, that may occur . . .

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