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Dr. Buller: Vaccination ineffective in controlling pox viruses in today’s world

Dr. Buller: Vaccination ineffective in controlling pox viruses in today’s world

“…Moreover, human vaccination is becoming a less viable option to control poxvirus infections in today’s increasingly immunocompromised population, particularly with the emergence of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. “An increased frequency of human monkeypox virus infections, especially in immunocompromised individuals, may permit monkeypox virus to evolve and maintain itself independently in human populations”. Britain’s UKHSA says it has procured 20,000 doses of vaccine against monkeypox The UK’s Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has procured more than 20,000 doses of a smallpox vaccine…

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