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Organism
Record information and status
Record ID
100342
Status
Published
Date of creation
2009-08-10 20:18 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-09-04 19:55 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-09-04 19:56 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Organism information
Scientific name
Vaccinia virus
Taxonomic Classification
KingdomViruses
PhylumDNA
ClassdsDNA
FamilyPoxviridae
GenusOrthopoxvirus
SpeciesVaccinia virus
Common name(s)
Poxvirus
Smallpox vaccine
VACV
VV
Vaccinia
Additional Classification
Type of organism
  • Viruses
Characteristics related to biosafety
Common use(s)
  • Vaccine
Additional Information
Additional Information
Vaccinia virus is well known for its role as a vaccine (its namesake) that eradicated the smallpox disease, making it the first human disease to be successfully eradicated by science.

Records referencing this document (4)
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4record(s) found
Gene and DNA Sequence2 records
Modified Organism2 records