ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)44256
CIS number 85-1069
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zuckerman A.J.
Title Palaeontology of smallpox
Bibliographic information 22/29 Dec. 1984, Vol.2, No.8417/8, p.1454. 5 ref.
Abstract A discussion of whether archaeologists and anthropologists who handle incompletely decomposed bodies (possibly victims of smallpox) are at risk of being infected with smallpox. It is suggested that scientists in this kind of research be immunised against the disease, not only for their own protection, but also to prevent the reintroduction of smallpox into the general population.
Descriptors (primary) research; smallpox
Descriptors (secondary) vaccination; immunization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)