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Vaccinia virus

"Vaccinia virus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The type species of ORTHOPOXVIRUS, related to COWPOX VIRUS, but whose true origin is unknown. It has been used as a live vaccine against SMALLPOX. It is also used as a vector for inserting foreign DNA into animals. Rabbitpox virus is a subspecies of VACCINIA VIRUS.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Vaccinia virus" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Vaccinia virus" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 204 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 15 publications in 2004
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