This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Smallpox vaccination scar

Smallpox vaccination scar

M715/0351

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

BIOPHOTO ASSOCIATES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BIOPHOTO ASSOCIATES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Smallpox vaccination scar on a man's arm. Smallpox is an often-fatal disease caused by the Variola virus. In the late 1970s a worldwide immunisation program eradicated the disease, with the last outbreak being in 1977. It was declared extinct in 1980. Prior to this it killed millions of people each year, especially in the developing world. The vaccination was pioneered by Edward Jenner in 1798. It uses the related cowpox virus Vaccinia, from which the word "vaccinate" is derived, to prime the body's immune system against the smallpox virus. Small stores of the smallpox virus are kept in a few laboratories for scientific research.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}