Published in Vaccine Weekly, November 26th, 2003
"The discovery of Jenner in 1798 founded the science of immunology and eventually led to smallpox eradication from the earth in 1980 after a world-wide vaccination campaign with vaccinia virus (another poxvirus) and paradoxically, despite the eradication of smallpox, there has been an explosion of interest in vaccinia virus in the eighties. This interest has stemmed in part from the application of molecular genetics to clone and express foreign genes from recombinant vaccinia viruses," scientists in England and Belgium report.
"Vaccinia is also gaining renewed interest due to bioterrorism," said Paul-Pierre...
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