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Four Develop Vaccinia Infections Stemming From Smallpox Shot

March 30, 2011 Comments off

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Four individuals became infected with the vaccinia virus through direct or second-hand exposure to a U.S. service member who had been vaccinated against smallpox, the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy reported on Monday (see GSN, Feb. 3).

The service member received his smallpox shot on February 23, 2010. Four days later he participated in wrestling matches, during which the covering over the injection spot fell off. The two men he wrestled against developed skin lesions within several days. One of the men on March 5 wrestled another man, who later Read more…