variola vaccine


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Noun1.variola vaccine - a local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpoxvariola vaccine - a local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar
progressive vaccinia, vaccinia gangrenosa - a severe or even fatal form of vaccinia that occurs mainly in persons with an immunological deficiency; characterized by progressive enlargement of the initial lesion
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
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An inquiry into the causes and effects of the variola vaccine, a disease discovered in some of the western counties of England, particularly Gloucestershire, and known by the name of the cowpox.
A logical assumption is to associate these viruses with variola vaccine stocks that may have escaped to the wild when the vaccination program was taking place in the 1970s and early 1980s.