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A recent vaccinia infection in a US Air Force trainee was facilitated by shaving and caused serious facial lesions that required a long hospital stay.
In addition to recent problems with anthrax and smallpox, high-path avian flu has now entered the mix.
Testing to determine whether the vials contain live virus will take 2 weeks, the CDC said.
Seven of the 26 exposed workers had been vaccinated against smallpox, and only 1 of them got infected.
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