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The observation that milkmaids are frequently infected with cowpox but rarely catch smallpox is generally credited to the English doctor Edward Jenner.
KVISTGARD, Denmark, February 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bavarian Nordic A/S (NASDAQ OMX: BAVA) announced today that it has completed a clinical Phase 2 trial of its smallpox vaccine, IMVAMUNE(R), in individuals suffering from atopic dermatitis (a.k.a. eczema).
US government researchers announced Monday they have combined smallpox and anthrax vaccines into one vaccine, improving them and making them safer, faster-acting and more effective in case of a biological attack.
Smallpox Vaccine Represents the Company's First Major U.S. Product Sale KVISTGARD, Denmark, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Bavarian Nordic A/S (Nasdaq OMX: BAVA) announced today that it has delivered 1 million doses of its smallpox vaccine IMVAMUNEÂ® to the U.S.
Vaccinia immunization, as given to prevent the spread of smallpox, produces a five-fold reduction in HIV replication in the laboratory.
The Cowpox virus causes a skin disease known as cowpox. It is related to the vaccinia virus and gained its name because it spread by dairymaids touching the udders of infected cows. It manifests as red blisters. It is similar to smallpox although much milder and was actually the basis of the first smallpox vaccine. A person who recovers from cowpox is immune to smallpox. In 1980 the World Health Organization announced that smallpox was the first disease to be eradicated world wide by a...
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