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Old 05-31-2013, 09:41 AM   #806
Undertoad
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I learn something new every day: a wildly horrible case of eczema can be a rare adverse reaction to the smallpox vax. The vax is no longer generally given, because the disease has been eradicated world-wide. A safer version of the vax cannot be developed because it cannot be tested.

wikipedia on exzema vaccinatum

It is thought that the smallpox vax protects against HIV transmission.
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