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New Smallpox-Related Virus Discovered In Republic Of Georgia

NPR: New Virus Related To Smallpox Is Found In Republic Of Georgia
“Two herdsmen in the country of Georgia have been infected with a brand-new virus, scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The newly identified virus is a second cousin to smallpox…” (Doucleff, 5/1).

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