Orthopoxvirus zoonosis or smallpox as result of bioterrorism or biological warfare represents a risk for epidemic spread. By monitoring T-cell responses by flow cytometry, we observed a recall response after recent vaccination against smallpox. When the high similarity between the orthopoxviruses is considered, this rapid assay that uses vaccinia antigens could identify recently exposures.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)