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Br Med J. 1979 May 26;1(6175):1398-9.

Continuing mortality and morbidity from smallpox vaccination.

Abstract

Three cases of cross-infection after smallpox vaccination are described, in two of which the outcome was fatal. Probably all occurred because simple precautions were not observed at the time of vaccination--for example, exclusion of contraindications and warnings about risks. If those countries still requiring evidence of vaccination for entry were to abolish this rule, however, the risk of cross-infection could be eliminated. Vaccinating a person with contraindications is justified only when exposure to smallpox has occurred.

PMID:
445099
PMCID:
PMC1598952
DOI:
10.1136/bmj.1.6175.1398
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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