Although it is still unclear what animal is the true reservoir of smallpox virus
and when the virus first jumped into humans.
Parker was working on the floor above a lab in the University of Birmingham Medical School, which had been conducting experiments on variants of the smallpox virus
While the smallpox virus
was ravaging Europe, certain Asian populations had discovered a crude but effective method to prevent the infection.
1979: The eradication of the smallpox virus
is certified, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction.
The team studied white blood cells from 10 people immunised by smallpox virus
and compared it with those extracted from another 10 people not immunised.
A prostate cancer vaccine that uses relatives of smallpox virus
helped patients with advanced and otherwise untreatable cancer live longer, US researchers reported.
Some bioterrorism agents, like the smallpox virus
, can be spread from person to person and some, like anthrax, cannot.
In a dark irony, however, eradication created a new vulnerability with respect to the potential use of the smallpox virus
as a biological weapon.
What's most disturbing to me is that people who are vaccinated then carry the smallpox virus
and can transmit it to others.
Cowpox virus was useful because it enabled smallpox virus
to be tackled.
In order to further the progress towards finding a cure for smallpox virus
, we have expressed and purified A20, and essential protein found in the processivity factor of smallpox virus
and examined its interaction with Uracil-DNA glycolylase (UDG), another essential protein found in the processivity factor.
From the journals of the British in the First Fleet it is clear that they died from a smallpox virus
, for the people of the First Fleet knew smallpox when they saw it.
A modified relative of the smallpox virus
has shown promise in fighting liver cancer, according to two recent research reports.
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TOKYO - Thirty-one percent of public health centers nationwide do not have special working teams to deal with bioterrorism using the smallpox virus
, and 26 percent do not have guidelines to counter such incidents, a government survey showed Tuesday.