Accession Number:

AD0841600

Title:

SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC IN VANNES, FRANCE FROM DECEMBER, 1954 TO MARCH, 1955

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1956-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The report states that during the epidemic at Vannes there was a rarity of indirect contamination. There was a grave incidence of non vaccination and of pre-existing affection on the severity and evolution of smallpox. There was also clinical and radiological pulmonary manifestations appearing on the occasion of abortive smallpox, even aneruptive. Finally, revaccination did not appear to confer the immunity expected, by reason of the too-short interval between this and the contact with smallpox. It seemed most often to play a non negligible role in attenuation of the infection.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE