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Vaccine. 1994 Jun;12(8):727-30.

Human live anthrax vaccine in the former USSR.

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Infectious Diseases Unit, Sheba Medical Centre, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.


The history of the development and use of the Soviet live spore human anthrax vaccine is described. Results of mass field trials on this vaccine following administration by scarification, by subcutaneous injection route or by aerosol exposure are presented. For the immunological assessment of these vaccinations a skin test with an original product 'Anthraxin' was used.

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