Smallpox virus was eradicated from the world and the process of routine vaccination was stopped but the exposure of people working with the virus in the laboratory is still a big concern. Smallpox vaccine is made from vaccinia virus and belongs to Orthopoxvirus. The virus is a live virus so vaccinated people take extra precautions from virus to spread. Some of the side effects of the smallpox vaccine may lead to severe disability, permanent nerve damage, and or death.
Vaccine-preventable diseases such as Smallpox have lost their threat due to the introduction of the vaccines and global eradication of vaccines, people around the world including those in richer countries are benefitting from vaccinations.
High prevalence of Infectious diseases, Increasing support for Vaccine R&D by government agencies like WHO (World Health Organizations), High Investments into vaccine development and Rising focus on immunization programmes.
The low price of smallpox vaccines compared with other health interventions has made them especially attractive as a way to improve global health.
The Players Covered in the Study are:
Bavarian Nordic (Denmark), Sanofi Pasteur Biologics LLC. (United States), Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (United States) and Wyeth Laboratories, Inc. (United States)