In April 1947, during a smallpox outbreak in New York City (NYC), >6 million people were vaccinated. To determine whether vaccination increased cardiac death, we reviewed NYC death certificates for comparable periods in 1946, 1947, and 1948 (N = 81,529) and calculated adjusted relative death rates for the postvaccination period. No increases in cardiac deaths were observed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - May 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases