Accidental Infection of Laboratory Worker with Vaccinia
Nissin Moussatché , Mari Tuyama†, Sayuri E.M. Kato, Ana Paula V. Castro, Brian Njaine, Regina H. Peralta‡, M. Peralta‡, Clarissa R.A. Damaso, Paulo F. Barroso†, and José
Author affiliations: Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Brazil; †Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; ‡Instituto de Microbiologia Prof. Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Figure 1. Progression of the local reaction on the left hand after accidental needlestick inoculation with vaccinia virus: thumb (A, day 4; B, day 11; C, day 12; D, day 20; fourth and fifth fingers (E, day 7, F, day 11; G, day 12; H, day 20). Lesions were surgically excised to remove necrotic tissue on day 11. Arrows indicate the lesion areas.
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