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Poxvirus Research After Smallpox Eradication: New Findings With An Old Vaccine

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In 1980 smallpox was declared eradicated after a global vaccination campaign. Today, only two labs in the world retain variola virus, the cause of smallpox, one in the USA and one in Russia – and the World Health Assembly has recommended these virus stocks be destroyed when essential research with variola virus is complete. Professor […]

A Family Drama: The Sexual Politics of Smallpox Vaccination in the Spanish Empire

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The National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Scientific Interest Group will host a webcast entitled "A Family Drama: The Sexual Politics of Smallpox Vaccination in the Spanish Empire" on October 28, 2021. In 1804, the Spanish Crown introduced the smallpox vaccine to its empire, along with orders that vaccination be voluntary and that parents had a […]