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Ocular Vaccinia Infection in Laboratory Worker, Philadelphia, 2004

By Felicia M.T. Lewis, Esther Chernak, Erinn Goldman, Yu Li, Kevin Karem, Inger K. Damon, Richard Henkel, E. Claire Newbern, Patrina Ross and Caroline C. Johnson


We report a case of ocular vaccinia infection in an unvaccinated laboratory worker. The patient was infected by a unique strain used in an experiment performed partly outside a biosafety cabinet. Vaccination should continue to be recommended, but laboratories with unvaccinated workers should also implement more stringent biosafety practices

Topics: Dispatch
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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