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The vaccinia virus is the "live virus" used in the smallpox vaccine. It is a "pox"-type virus related to smallpox. When given to humans as a vaccine, it helps the body to develop immunity to smallpox. The smallpox vaccine does not contain the smallpox virus and it cannot cause smallpox.
Scientists discover three human antibodies that neutralize HIV

Scientists discover three human antibodies that neutralize HIV

Oncolytics Biotech issued patent that covers methods for treating cell proliferative disorders

Oncolytics Biotech issued patent that covers methods for treating cell proliferative disorders

La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology awarded $18.8M NIH grant for infectious diseases study

La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology awarded $18.8M NIH grant for infectious diseases study

Research study on cowpox virus

Research study on cowpox virus

Legislation grants improve research and employment initiatives in Indiana University medical campus

Legislation grants improve research and employment initiatives in Indiana University medical campus

Transplant drug Rapamycin stimulates immune memory

Transplant drug Rapamycin stimulates immune memory

Promising antimicrobial agent kills viruses, stimulates immune system

Promising antimicrobial agent kills viruses, stimulates immune system

Researchers unlock mystery of potentially fatal reaction to smallpox vaccine

Researchers unlock mystery of potentially fatal reaction to smallpox vaccine

Virus reveals secret to cancer spread

Virus reveals secret to cancer spread

GeoVax's HIV/AIDS human vaccine trials to begin in North and South America

GeoVax's HIV/AIDS human vaccine trials to begin in North and South America

New study indicates smallpox vaccination effective for decades

New study indicates smallpox vaccination effective for decades

Red colobus monkeys in Uganda found to harbor antibodies to an unknown orthopoxvirus

Red colobus monkeys in Uganda found to harbor antibodies to an unknown orthopoxvirus

Nasal vaccine for smallpox protects animals against 77 times the potentially lethal dose of smallpox

Nasal vaccine for smallpox protects animals against 77 times the potentially lethal dose of smallpox

Nanoemulsion vaccines show increasing promise

Nanoemulsion vaccines show increasing promise

New discovery, immune cells confront viruses just inside of the lymph node

New discovery, immune cells confront viruses just inside of the lymph node

Potential alternative to the existing smallpox vaccine

Potential alternative to the existing smallpox vaccine

FDA approves Acambis smallpox vaccine

FDA approves Acambis smallpox vaccine

Phase II study of TroVax vaccine in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Phase II study of TroVax vaccine in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Study of therapeutic vaccine shows promise for metastatic colorectal cancer

Study of therapeutic vaccine shows promise for metastatic colorectal cancer

Bavarian Nordic granted new European patent on modified vaccinia virus Ankara

Bavarian Nordic granted new European patent on modified vaccinia virus Ankara