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The book weaves Henderson's personal history with that of the smallpox virus.
How did the smallpox virus get to the Sydney region in 1789?
Researchers overcame that by using genetically engineered vaccinia, a relative of the smallpox virus, which spreads more easily in cancer tumors.
today said its lead drug, SIGA-246, is the first ever to demonstrate 100% protection against human smallpox virus in a primate trial conducted at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The use of smallpox virus in a bioterrorist attack could have a devastating impact, since this virus can spread easily by airborne infection and its infectivity is strong.
In the book, Dunkin offered the shocking footnote suggestion of dipping arrows in the smallpox virus and shooting them at the Americans in an effort to disband the rebels.
This and other pathologic findings indicated that pathogenesis was autoimmune rather than caused directly by the smallpox virus, the investigators said (Lancet 362[9393]: 1378-80, 2003).
This is the subject that Elizabeth Fenn, after extensive and impressive research, addresses in this valuable new investigation of the smallpox virus, Variola major, and its rapacious spread to all corners of the North American continent between 1775 and 1782.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu of London and Zabdiel Boylston of Boston borrowed from the folk medicine of Ottoman women and African slaves and injected small amounts of the smallpox virus under the skin of their children to inoculate them.
The vaccinia virus model is the standard used for identifying potential drugs to inhibit the reproduction of the closely related smallpox virus.
The smallpox virus is extremely contagious and kills between 20 and 40 per cent of those who are not vaccinated.
We reviewed historical data from 2 smallpox outbreaks in Liverpool and Edinburgh during the early and middle years of the 20th century to assess their contribution to developing modern strategies for response to a deliberate release of smallpox virus.