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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.

Jul 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017
Old smallpox vaccine

Panel's smallpox sample probe yields policy recommendations, lingering questions

Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.

Jul 07, 2017

Jul 07, 2017
Smallpox

Canadian group creates poxvirus, prompting dual-use discussion

Though the technology isn't likely within reach of do-it-yourselfers, it could already be in use by rogue governments, experts say.

Aug 22, 2016

Aug 22, 2016
DA Henderson

Infectious disease field loses 'commander-in-chief' D.A. Henderson

Besides leading smallpox eradication, Henderson is also known for his role in shaping public health education and for instilling passion for solving infectious disease problems.

Apr 30, 2015

Apr 30, 2015
Vaccinia lesion

CDC reports rare vaccinia infection in vaccinated lab worker

The lab worker was infected after a needlestick injury, despite receiving the vaccine 10 months prior.

Aug 29, 2014

Aug 29, 2014
Man shaving

Shaving facilitated serious vaccinia infection in US airman

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.

Jul 11, 2014

Jul 11, 2014
BSL-4 lab worker

More problems shutter CDC labs, prompt review

In addition to recent problems with anthrax and smallpox, high-path avian flu has now entered the mix.

Jul 08, 2014

Jul 08, 2014
Old test tubes

Decades-old smallpox samples turn up in federal lab

Testing to determine whether the vials contain live virus will take 2 weeks, the CDC said.

Feb 28, 2014

Feb 28, 2014
CDC lab worker

CDC: 14 lab workers had orthopoxvirus infections in past decade

Seven of the 26 exposed workers had been vaccinated against smallpox, and only 1 of them got infected.

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