Adventitious agents and smallpox vaccine in strategic national stockpile

Frederick A. Murphy, Bennie I. Osburn

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In keeping with current standards, we urge that old smallpox vaccines that were made in animal skin and are still a key part of our strategic national stockpile be tested for adventitious infectious agents. The advisory especially applies to viruses that have the potential for zoonotic transmission to human vaccine recipients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1086-1089
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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