Zoonotic vaccinia virus: clinical and immunological characteristics in a naturally infected patient.Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Feb 01; 48(3):e37-40.CI
Vaccinia virus was used as vaccine to eradicate smallpox. We report a zoonotic case of vaccinia virus infection in a 30-year-old patient who became infected after handling sick dairy cattle. The patient had inflamed lesions and systemic symptoms. Laboratory findings were indicative of down-modulated immune responses to the virus.