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No Smallpox Vaccine for Troops With Heart Risk
Los Angeles Times; 14


Following three deaths from heart attacks possibly linked to the smallpox vaccine, the U.S. military has decided that personnel with three or more risk factors for heart disease--such as tobacco use, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or high blood sugar--will not receive the smallpox vaccine. So far, approximately 350,000 U.S. military personnel have been vaccinated against smallpox.

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