Outbreak of Vaccinia Virus Infection from Occupational Exposure, China, 2017
, Lun-Biao Cui1
, Min-Hua Gu, Chao Shi, Chuan-Wu Sun, Kang-Chen Zhao, Jun Bi, Zhong-Ming Tan, Xi-Ling Guo, Xiang Huo, and Chang-Jun Bao
Author affiliations: Wuxi Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Wuxi, China (B. Lu, C. Shi); Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China (L.-B. Cui, K.-C. Zhao, Z.-M. Tan, X.-L. Guo, X. Huo, C.-J. Bao); Jiangyin Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Wuxi (M.-H. Gu); Xuzhou Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Xuzhou, China (C.-W. Sun, J. Bi)
Figure 1. Images from outbreak of vaccinia virus (VACV) from occupational exposure, China, March 2017. A) Lesion on thumb of case-patient 1; B, C) lesions on hands of case-patient 2; D) batch of frozen rabbit skin inoculated with VACV by a biopharmaceutical laboratory; E) live rabbit after VACV inoculation in the biopharmaceutical laboratory; F) machine used to pulverize rabbit skin; G) closed workspace where 5 case-patients pulverized rabbit skin.
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