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Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005

Historical Review

Surveillance and Control Measures after Smallpox Outbreaks

Emma Kerrod*Comments to Author , Alasdair M. Geddes†, Martyn Regan, and Steve Leach*
Author affiliations: *Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom; †University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Rates of adverse events to smallpox vaccination in Edinburgh, 1942*

Adverse event 1st vaccination campaign
Jun – Jul† 2nd vaccination campaign
Nov – Dec†
Nonspecific rashes 20 12.5
Auto-inoculation and generalized vaccinia 7.5 7.5
Postvaccinial encephalomyelitis 5.0 4.7

*Source: reference 8.
†Per 100,000.

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