A New Report Examines First Reported Spread of Vaccinia Virus Through Shaving After Contact Transmission
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A 30-year-old unvaccinated male security forces student is the first reported case of spreading the smallpox vaccine virus (vaccinia) across his face by shaving after he had inadvertently acquired the virus during combative training at the largest U.S. Air Force training installation, according to a recently released health surveillance report.
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Newswise — SILVER SPRING, MD, August 27, 2014 – A 30-year-old unvaccinated male security forces student is the first reported case of spreading the smallpox vaccine virus (vaccinia) across his face by shaving after he had inadvertently acquired the virus during combative training at the largest U.S. Air Force training installation, according to a recently released health surveillance report.
On June 9, the patient sought medical care at the trainee clinic at the Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, Texas, and complained of “bumps on his face” after noticing a single small lesion on the underside of his chin three days earlier, according to the report published in the August issue of Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR) from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) released on August 27. He described the site of the initial lesion as itchy and burning until it “popped” later that day. Within two days, he noticed more lesions on the chin, lower jaw and throat. He had shaved his face and neck on the day of and the day following the rupture of the initial lesion.
Over the past decade, most cases of contact vaccinia (i.e., spread of the virus from a vaccinated person to an unvaccinated person) have been traced to U.S. service members, who comprise the largest segment of the population vaccinated against smallpox. Most involve women or children who live in the same household and/or share a bed with a vaccinee or with a vaccinee’s contact. Of adult female cases, most are described as spouses or intimate partners of vaccinees or secondary contacts. Of adult male cases, most involve some type of recreational activity with physical contact, such as wrestling, grappling, sparring, football, or basketball. Household interactions (e.g., sharing towels or clothing) and “unspecified contact” are also implicated.
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