smallpox virus


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Noun1.smallpox virus - the virus that causes smallpox in humans; can be used as a bioweapon
poxvirus - any of a group of viruses that can cause pox diseases in vertebrates
variola major virus, variola major - a type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of up to 25 percent
variola minor virus, variola minor - a type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of about 1 percent
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After its eradication nearly forty years ago, the smallpox virus is once again threatening the world.
A new and improved smallpox vaccine would address a well-recognized risk of the intentional re-introduction of the smallpox virus - a risk for which governments should prepare, commented Jos Esparza, M.
That made it a prime target for Holmes and his colleagues who have tried to map out the timeline and diversity of the smallpox virus.
Only boys who had not been infected with the smallpox virus nor vaccinated were chosen.
For their research, the scientists extracted a heavily-fragmented smallpox virus DNA from the corpse of a child believed to have died between 1643 and 1665 - a period when smallpox outbreaks were common throughout Europe.
Real-time PCR system for detection of orthopoxviruses and simultaneous identification of smallpox virus.
Since, WHO has made it impossible for anybody to get hold of Smallpox virus by concentrating all residual samples in two high security laboratories after complete eradication of the disease, who knows Ebola might just be a replacement?
scientists cleaning out a storage room at a National Institutes of Health research lab found vials of live smallpox virus, where they had apparently been lying forgotten for decades.
That is, patients were deliberately infected with a small amount of the smallpox virus in order to encourage resistance.
Set in the world of international espionage the hero, a former US intelligence operative, has just days to save the world as he trails a terrorist determined to destroy America by unleashing the smallpox virus.
As e orts continue, we could see a day in the near future when the polio virus is sitting in a vial next to the smallpox virus in a secure area at CDC.
The first disease to be eradicated was the smallpox virus.