Outbreak of severe zoonotic vaccinia virus infection, Southeastern Brazil

Jônatas Santos Abrahão, Rafael Kroon Campos, Giliane De Souza Trindade, Flávio Guimarães Da Fonseca, Paulo César Peregrino Ferreira, Erna Geessien Kroon

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In 2010, a vaccinia virus isolate caused an atypically severe outbreak that affected humans and cattle in Brazil. Of 26 rural workers affected, 12 were hospitalized. Our data raise questions about the risk factors related to the increasing number and severity of vaccinia virus infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)695-698
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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