"IMVANEX is not approved for monkeypox, however, in the past when smallpox vaccines
were routinely administered, they were shown also to be highly efficacious in preventing monkeypox." It added: "Monkeypox is similar to human smallpox, although it is less transmissible human-to-human and less deadly with an estimated fatality rate of 1-10 per cent.
According to Damaso, "The intense mixing and exchange of several smallpox vaccine
samples that occurred during the 19th century has resulted in an intricate and complex evolutionary relationship involving different types of viruses and lymphs that we are still trying to understand."
ACIP will review these recommendations as new information or developments related to orthopoxvirus disease, smallpox vaccines
(including licensure of additional smallpox vaccines
), smallpox vaccine
adverse events, and the experience gained in the implementation of these recommendations becomes available.
safety is dependent on T cells and not B cells.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is considering a program that would give mandatory smallpox vaccines
to everyone if they believe we're going to experience bioterrorist attacks.
These clinical studies have demonstrated that IMVAMUNE(R) induces a fast and strong immune response, which is comparable to that induced by traditional smallpox vaccines
. However, the efficacy of IMVAMUNE(R) cannot be established in the clinic, because smallpox no longer exist in the general population and will have to rely on the animal rule.
Earlier in the year the government announced plans to acquire a new smallpox vaccine
for persons who are immune-compromised and at risk for developing serious complications from the smallpox vaccine
Barbara Saffer's Smallpox (159-0183010) tells of the history of smallpox, using both primary and secondary source material to reveal its devastating effects in Europe, the development and dissemination of the smallpox vaccine
, and the possibilities of its use as a biological weapon.
In fact, the CDC smallpox fact sheet states that it is safe for a woman to breast-feed her baby if a close contact received smallpox vaccine
, provided that the vaccinee follows the standard procedures for hand washing and site protection.
The US government has already bought enough smallpox vaccine
for every person in the country.
According to Damon, "This could lead to a greater evolutionary understanding of the smallpox vaccine
we're using in the United States.
Folliculitis is a common and benign eruption that should be added to the list of possible cutaneous complications following administration of smallpox vaccine
, reported Dr.