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Risks of serious complications and death from smallpox vaccination: A systematic review of the United States experience, 1963–1968

  • Tomás J Aragón1, 2, 3, 4Email author,
  • Skylar Ulrich2, 4,
  • Susan Fernyak3, 4 and
  • George W Rutherford2
BMC Public Health20033:26

Received: 18 March 2003

Accepted: 11 August 2003

Published: 11 August 2003

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Original Submission
18 Mar 2003 Submitted Original manuscript
14 May 2003 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Paolo Bonanni
3 Jun 2003 Reviewed Reviewer Report - William Thompson
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Jul 2003 Author responded Author comments - Tomas Aragon
Resubmission - Version 3
1 Jul 2003 Submitted Manuscript version 3
11 Aug 2003 Editorially accepted
11 Aug 2003 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-3-26

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Authors’ Affiliations

Center for Infectious Disease Preparedness, School of Public Health, University of California
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California
Department of Medicine, University of California
San Francisco Department of Public Health, City and County of San Francisco