Smallpox vaccine triggers few bad reactions - studies

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  • Wednesday, 07 Dec 2005

CHICAGO (Reuters) - One hundred out of nearly 38,000 U.S. emergency workers inoculated with smallpox vaccine became seriously ill from the shot, which experts termed a relatively low rate of adverse reactions, their report said on Tuesday. 

In 1980 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared smallpox eradicated globally, while childhood inoculations in the United States ceased in 1971. 

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