[History of smallpox vaccination in Romania and source of the IC strains of vaccinia virus].

  • N Mihancea
  • Published 1979 in
    Revista de igiena, bacteriologie, virusologie…
Smallpox existed in Romania since the 17th century, when both variolation and vaccinia were used for preventing the disease. Jenner's vaccination was performed in 1801 in Cluj and Tirgu Mures and extended to the entire country during the following 31 years. The vaccinia virus strain used for preparing the smallpox vaccine was received in 1893 from the… (More)