Randomized trial comparing vaccinia on the external surfaces of 3 conventional bandages applied to smallpox vaccination sites in primary vaccinees.

@article{Waibel2004RandomizedTC,
  title={Randomized trial comparing vaccinia on the external surfaces of 3 conventional bandages applied to smallpox vaccination sites in primary vaccinees.},
  author={Kirk H. Waibel and Edward P C Ager and Richard L. Topolski and Douglas S. Walsh},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={
          1004-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Concern about accidental contact transmission after smallpox vaccination has prompted various recommendations regarding vaccination site coverage. METHODS On days 6-8 after their first-ever smallpox vaccination, 63 adult subjects were randomized to apply a self-adhesive bandage (n=20), gauze with adhesive tape (n=21), or gauze with a semipermeable dressing (n=22) over the vaccination site for a mean of 8+/-2 h. Swabs from the external bandage surfaces and the vaccination sites were… CONTINUE READING

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