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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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"And this is set to improve further with the cervical cancer vaccina t i o n programme receiving the green light this month which has the ability to reduce the mortality rate of cervical cancer by 50% in the next 10 years".
(10) The authors of Smallpox and its Eradication go on to note that the inactivation of the virus at various temperatures occurs rapidly at first then drops to, 'a much slower rate' (11) then ask whether, 'this phenomenon provides an explanation for the successful long-distance transportation of vaccina virus ...
Adam McDermott edged out Andy Matthews after they both finished with 44 points in one Shop Stableford with Michael Evans third on 42, and in a second Evans won with 35 from Paul Woolf (32) and Samuele Vaccina (32).
As Scliar's vox populi puts it: "O tal negocio da vaccina e um horro!--E mesmo.