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The vaccine used to eradicate smallpox--the world's oldest vaccine--is itself a living virus named vaccinia; it was first used in 1796 by Edward Jenner, an English doctor.
The vaccine is made from a live virus called vaccinia, which is a poxvirus that is similar to smallpox but less harmful.
The vaccine is made with live vaccinia virus, a poxvirus similar to but less harmful than smallpox.
Engineering pox viruses, such as vaccinia, could help create new vaccines and cancer therapies.
Horsepox virus, smallpox virus, and the vaccinia virus that is used in smallpox vaccines are part of a closely related group of pox viruses.
The researchers, led by poxvirus expert Andreas Nitsche of the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany, decoded the entire genetic blueprint of the vaccinia strain.
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medical Definition of vaccinia
vaccinialplay \-ē-əl\ adjective
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