Age distribution for T cell reactivity to vaccinia virus in a healthy population.

@article{Hsieh2004AgeDF,
  title={Age distribution for T cell reactivity to vaccinia virus in a healthy population.},
  author={S M Hsieh and Sung-Ching Pan and S. Chen and Pei-Fang Huang and S -S Chang},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={86-9}
}
The potential for bioterrorism involving smallpox has led to a debate about the durability of protective immunity against smallpox from vaccination. By assessing the T cell reactivity to vaccinia virus in a healthy population, we show that subjects who were vaccinated within the past 3 decades and who have a visible vaccination scar had remarkable T cell… CONTINUE READING