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Geoffrey L. Smith



Pathogenesis—cell entry.

Smallpox—risk of bioterrorist use; treatment or postexposure prophylaxis with cidofovir.

Monkeypox—possible prevention with smallpox vaccines and treatment with cidofovir.

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date: 27 September 2021

Poxviruses are large, complex DNA viruses that have played several seminal roles in medicine and biological science. Cowpox virus was introduced by Jenner as the first human vaccine in 1796; widespread vaccination with vaccinia virus led to the global eradication of smallpox in 1977, the only human disease to have been eradicated....

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