Investigation of the first laboratory-acquired human cowpox virus infection in the United States

The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 04/30/2012

The handling of contaminated reagents or contact with contaminated surfaces was likely the mode of transmission. Delays in recognition and diagnosis of this infection in a laboratory researcher underscore the importance of a thorough patient history––including occupational information––and laboratory testing to facilitate a prompt investigation and application of control and remediation measures.

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