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Mar 02, 2018

Mar 02, 2018

News Scan for Mar 02, 2018

Yellow fever in Brazil
Emergent award for smallpox countermeasure
H5N6 in Denmark and Wales
More kratom-linked Salmonella cases

Feb 02, 2011

Apr 29, 2005

Apr 29, 2005

Smallpox shots caused unexpected side effects in CDC study

(CIDRAP News) – In a recent study, some laboratory and public health workers who received smallpox shots reported several side effects that have not shown up in other studies, including joint and abdominal pain, backache, and breathing difficulty.

Feb 25, 2003

Feb 25, 2003

HHS awards contracts to develop safer smallpox vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – As part of an effort to provide a safer smallpox vaccine, federal health officials today awarded contracts to two companies to develop and test a vaccine using a strain of vaccinia virus that can't reproduce in human cells.

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