Published in Vaccine Weekly, March 10th, 2004
Spread of the virus in smallpox vaccine was a rare event in the Defense Department's smallpox vaccination program. Thanks to the use of detailed education and good infection-control procedures, only 30 cases of contact transfer occurred after 560,000 smallpox vaccinations.
Most of the 30 were spouses or adult intimate contacts. No cases arose in the workplace or in hospitals, found the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report study.
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