Published in Lab Law Weekly, June 25th, 2004
"Two decades after a worldwide vaccination campaign was used to successfully eradicate naturally occurring smallpox, the threat of bioterrorism has led to renewed vaccination programs. In addition, sporadic outbreaks of human monkeypox in Africa and a recent outbreak of human monkeypox in the U.S. have made it clear that naturally occurring zoonotic orthopoxvirus diseases remain a public health concern," scientists in the United States report.
"Much of the threat posed by orthopoxviruses could be eliminated by vaccination; however, because the smallpox vaccine is a live...
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