Smallpox vaccine mystery persists

Health The cowpox is a lie. It only took 181 years to eradicate smallpox once we had the first successful vaccine. And we’re still not really sure what was in it.

Smallpox vaccine mystery persists

Is the world’s most famous vaccine story factually incorrect? No one knows. Andrew Masterson reports on a medical mystery.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Maybe you shouldn’t vaccinate your kids—maybe equinate them instead

Muddled history of the first vaccine gets a shot of genetic clarity.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Ars Technica

The first smallpox vaccine changed the world—but we're still not sure what was in it

Health The cowpox is a lie. It only took 181 years to eradicate smallpox once we had the first successful vaccine. And we’re still not really sure what was in it.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Popular Science

New clues on the historical origin of the vaccine used to eradicate smallpox

For centuries, researchers assumed that the active ingredient in the vaccine providing immunity against smallpox was the cowpox virus but a new study otherwise.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from ScienceDaily

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