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Mummy of 17th Century Child May Alter the History of Smallpox

Posted 8 Dec 2016 by

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 – A mummy of a child who lived in the 1600s in Lithuania could offer new insight into how smallpox developed over the millennia. Researchers say they've found the oldest known sample of the virus that causes smallpox in the child. The child's remains were discovered in a crypt under a church, the authors report in the Dec. 8 issue of Current Biology. "There have been signs ...

Man Who Got Smallpox Vaccine Passes Milder Infection to Sex Partner: CDC

Posted 28 Feb 2013 by

THURSDAY, Feb. 28 – A man recently vaccinated for smallpox under a U.S. Defense Department program passed a milder, related form of the disease on to a man he had sex with, and that man then passed it on to yet another man, federal health officials reported Thursday. The virus, called the vaccinia virus, is the virus used in the smallpox vaccine. It is related to smallpox and helps the body ...

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