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[Vaccine-like viruses: peculiarities of circulation in the South America].

Authors
  • Borisevich, S V
  • Marennikova, S S
  • Stovba, L F
  • Makhlaĭ, A A
  • Loginova, S Ia
  • Terent'ev, A I
  • Krotkov, V T
  • Perekrest, V V
  • Krasnianskiĭ, V P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Voprosy virusologii
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
59
Issue
2
Pages
10–14
Identifiers
PMID: 25069279
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The peculiarities of the spread of vaccine-like viruses first revealed more than 50 years ago in the area of the South America was discussed. These viruses cause infective episodes among milk cattle and caretaking personnel. Cancellation of the smallpox vaccination in 1980 resulted in a decrease in the community immunity and increased the risks of human infection. This circumstance makes it necessary to activate monitoring of the properties of the vaccine-like viruses, the circle of hosts and possible changes in the pathogenicity for humans.

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