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Sept 23, 1968

Herpesvirus hominis Infection at a Smallpox Vaccination Site

Author Affiliations

From the Hastings Foundation Infectious Disease Laboratory, the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Disease Service, Los Angeles County—University of Southern California Medical Center.

JAMA. 1968;205(13):931-933. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140390055018

A 15-year-old Negro boy suffered a recurrent Herpesvirus hominis infection at the site of a former smallpox vaccination. The virus was isolated from the vesicle bases during the third crop of vesicles to appear in three years.