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vaccinia

[vak′sin·ē·ə]
(veterinary medicine)
A contagious disease of cows which is characterized by vesicopustular lesions of the skin that are prone to appear on the teats and udder, and which is transmissible to humans by handling infected cows and by vaccination; confers immunity against smallpox. Also known as cowpox.
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As Scliar's vox populi puts it: "O tal negocio da vaccina e um horro
They discuss such aspects as viral bioterrorism and antiviral countermeasures, antiviral drug targets and strategies, perspectives on the therapy against Arenavirus infections, Ebola, exploiting the error-prone replication of riboviruses for antiviral therapy, the structural biology of flaviviral replication and opportunities for drug design, West Nile virus, the emergence of pandemic influenza A, smallpox, and the role of the Vaccina virus E3L and K3L genes in viral countermeasures to the host interferon response.
A large supply of the vaccina virus vaccine is needed to launch a successful defense program against any bioterrorist attack involving smallpox (73).