Vaccinia Virus

Some articles on vaccinia, vaccinia virus, virus:

Modified Vaccinia Ankara
... Vaccinia viruses re-engineered to express foreign genes are robust vectors for production of recombinant proteins, the most common being a vaccine delivery system for antigens ... Concerns about the safety of the vaccinia virus have been addressed by the development of vectors based on attenuated vaccinia viruses ... One of them, the Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) virus, is a highly attenuated strain of vaccinia virus that was developed towards the end of the campaign for the ...
Poxviruses - Taxonomy - Examples - Vaccinia Virus
... The prototypial poxvirus is vaccinia virus, known for its role as the active agent in the eradication of smallpox ... The vaccinia virus is an effective tool for foreign protein expression, as it elicits a strong host immune-response ... The vaccinia virus enters cells primarily by cell fusion, although currently the receptor responsible is unknown ...
Smallpox Survivors - Prevention
... However, because the person was infected with variola virus, a severe infection could result, and the person could transmit smallpox to others ... During the 19th century, the cowpox virus used for smallpox vaccination was replaced by vaccinia virus ... Vaccinia is in the same family as cowpox and variola but is genetically distinct from both ...

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