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Nov 14, 2019

Nov 14, 2019
Smallpox vaccination

Phase 3 trial shows MVA vaccine likely protects against smallpox

The vaccine produced a strong immune response and fewer lesions than ACAM2000.

Sep 25, 2019

Sep 25, 2019

FDA OKs first human monkeypox vaccine (also protective against smallpox)

In addition to being the only US-approved vaccine for preventing monkeypox, Jynneos is also the first FDA-approved non-replicating smallpox vaccine.

Apr 24, 2019

Apr 24, 2019
White lab rabbits

Report details vaccinia virus outbreak in 5 Chinese workers

The likely exposure was inoculated rabbit skins, but airborne spread cannot be ruled out.

Sep 26, 2018

Sep 26, 2018
Royal Victoria Infirmary

UK confirms monkeypox in healthcare worker

Two other health workers may have had similar exposure after treating the UK's second monkeypox patient.

Sep 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018
Healthcare worker with gloves and mask

UK monkeypox case exposed health workers, officials say

Some health workers were not wearing adequate personal protective equipment, the report says.

Sep 10, 2018

Sep 10, 2018
Monkeypox

UK reports its first case of monkeypox

The patient is a Nigeria resident who likely contracted the infection there before traveling to the United Kingdom.

Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
High-tech lab worker

Step-by-step horsepox study stokes dual-use controversy

Some experts say that offering a manual for re-creating an orthopoxvirus is inherently dangerous.

Oct 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

Monkeypox confirmed in 6 more Nigerian patients

The outbreak has now become Nigeria's largest ever, with 9 confirmed cases.

Oct 16, 2017

Oct 16, 2017
Smallpox vaccine

Three cases of monkeypox confirmed in Nigeria

The positive results shed light on what could be one of the largest monkeypox outbreaks in Africa.

Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017
Vaccine vial

Feds seize vaccinia virus vaccine used in 'stem cell' centers

Marshals sieze 5 vials of vaccinia virus vaccine, reserved only for those at high risk of smallpox.

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