Smallpox vaccines: targets of protective immunity.


The eradication of smallpox, one of the great triumphs of medicine, was accomplished through the prophylactic administration of live vaccinia virus, a comparatively benign relative of variola virus, the causative agent of smallpox. Nevertheless, recent fears that variola virus may be used as a biological weapon together with the present susceptibility of… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-065X.2010.00975.x