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Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012

Dispatch

Group 2 Vaccinia Virus, Brazil

Felipe Lopes Assis, Iara Apolinario Borges, Paulo César Peregrino Ferreira, Cláudio Antônio Bonjardim, Giliane de Souza Trindade, Zélia Inês Portela Lobato, Maria Isabel Maldonado Guedes, Vaz Mesquita, Erna Geessien Kroon, and Jônatas Santos AbrahãoComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliation: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Timeline of 2011 vaccinia virus (VACV) outbreak in Serro County, Minas Gerais state, southeastern Brazil, involving 2 neighboring farms, 91 dairy cattle, and 3 dairy farm workers. Day 1, first case of bovine vaccinia in cow, farm 1; day 3, first case of human infection, patient 1, farm 1; day 5, more cases in cattle, farm 1; day 7, entire herd of cattle sick, farm 1; day 9, first 6 cows sick, farm 2; day 12, second and third human cases (patients B and C); day 15, patient C hospitalized;  day 18

Figure 1. . Timeline of 2011 vaccinia virus (VACV) outbreak in Serro County, Minas Gerais state, southeastern Brazil, involving 2 neighboring farms, 91 dairy cattle, and 3 dairy farm workers. Day 1, first case of bovine vaccinia in cow, farm 1; day 3, first case of human infection, patient 1, farm 1; day 5, more cases in cattle, farm 1; day 7, entire herd of cattle sick, farm 1; day 9, first 6 cows sick, farm 2; day 12, second and third human cases (patients B and C); day 15, patient C hospitalized; day 18, entire herd of cattle sick, farm 2; day 22, cumulative (both farms) mild production decrease of 70%; day 24, both farms quarantined; day 26, patient C returns to work, with lesions; day 27, lesion samples collected from patients B and C and 1 cow, farm 2; day 28, all cattle recovering.

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