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Vaccinia Virus Infections in Martial Arts Gym, Maryland, USA, 2008

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3201/eid1704.101010
Keywords
  • Dispatch

Abstract

Vaccinia virus is an orthopoxvirus used in the live vaccine against smallpox. Vaccinia virus infections can be transmissible and can cause severe complications in those with weakened immune systems. We report on a cluster of 4 cases of vaccinia virus infection in Maryland, USA, likely acquired at a martial arts gym.

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