Smallpox vaccine caused iatrogenic vaccinia in children in Russia. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Isolation and identification of the smallpox virus which caused iatrogenic vaccinia in children in the city of Vladivostok].
Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol. 2001 Mar-Apr(2):40-5. PMID: 11548257
Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow.
The comparative study of the specimens of the morphological elements of exanthema obtained from 8 children with the clinical diagnosis of secondary exogenic vaccinia, dried smallpox vaccine and the cultures of other orthopoxviruses (rabbit pox, monkey pox and buffalo pox viruses) was made. The isolation and identification of the causative agents from the specimens was carried out with the use of modern virological, electron microscopic and molecular methods. The study proved the fact that 8 children had orthopoxvirus infection with its causative agent identified as vaccinia virus.