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Abstract Title:

Vaccinia virus infections in martial arts gym, Maryland, USA, 2008.

Abstract Source:

Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Apr ;17(4):730-3. PMID: 21470473

Abstract Author(s):

Christine M Hughes, David Blythe, Yu Li, Ramani Reddy, Carol Jordan, Cindy Edwards, Celia Adams, Holly Conners, Catherine Rasa, Sue Wilby, Jamaal Russell, Kelly S Russo, Patricia Somsel, Danny L Wiedbrauk, Cindy Dougherty, Christopher Allen, Mike Frace, Ginny Emerson, Victoria A Olson, Scott K Smith, Zachary Braden, Jason Abel, Whitni Davidson, Mary Reynolds, Inger K Damon

Article Affiliation:

Christine M Hughes


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.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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