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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Coxpox immunity: The smallpox vaccine contains live vaccinia, the virus that causes cowpox. Vaccinia is related to smallpox but causes a much milder form of disease. ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The existing vaccine has been approved for use for 18-65 yo who do not have any of the long list of contraindications. It is not recommended for gene ... Read More
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Unless you are immunosuppressed there should be no issues.
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Depends: It is effective, but only used in extremely limited populations. http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/revaxmemo.asp.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Vaccine is not given: Small pox vaccine is not given and not available these days when it was given it could cause fever sometimes high, swelling and redness at the site ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Smallpox vaccination: When smallpox vaccine was given mild rxn's included sore & red vaccination site, tender & enlarged axillary lymph nodes, low fever & ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
May help with HIV: There's a paper awaiting confirmation that suggests folks immunized against smallpox have some protection against the HIV virus. There's talk of an im ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Vaccinia: A vaccine that contains a live virus called vaccinia that is used to prevent smallpox. The vaccine does not contain the variola virus that causes smal ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
?keloid: Some people develop a keloid reaction to the smallpox (vaccinia) vaccine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No More Small pox: Small pox vaccine has not been used anywhere for years as Small Pox Disease has been wiped out from the earth due to successful Immunisation Yes Eczem ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not possible now: Smallpox is one of the viral illnesses which have been conquered world wide. Unless the organism is released in a terrible accident or by a terrorist ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Eczema is not caused by the smallpox vaccine but can worsen due to many stressful processes. Smallpox vaccine has also not been given to the general p ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
The disease is gone: There has been no smallpox in the world in 30+ years. Only the risk of use in bioterrorism keeps its memory around. The military & selected civilians ... Read More

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