Mass Smallpox Vaccination and Cardiac Deaths, New York City, 1947

Lorna E. Thorpe, Farzad Mostashari, Adam M. Karpati, Steven P. Schwartz, Susan E. Manning, Melissa Hewett-Marx, Thomas R. Frieden

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)917-920
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume10
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Thorpe, L. E., Mostashari, F., Karpati, A. M., Schwartz, S. P., Manning, S. E., Hewett-Marx, M., & Frieden, T. R. (2004). Mass Smallpox Vaccination and Cardiac Deaths, New York City, 1947. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10(5), 917-920.

Mass Smallpox Vaccination and Cardiac Deaths, New York City, 1947. / Thorpe, Lorna E.; Mostashari, Farzad; Karpati, Adam M.; Schwartz, Steven P.; Manning, Susan E.; Hewett-Marx, Melissa; Frieden, Thomas R.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 10, No. 5, 05.2004, p. 917-920.

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Thorpe, LE, Mostashari, F, Karpati, AM, Schwartz, SP, Manning, SE, Hewett-Marx, M & Frieden, TR 2004, 'Mass Smallpox Vaccination and Cardiac Deaths, New York City, 1947', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 917-920.
Thorpe LE, Mostashari F, Karpati AM, Schwartz SP, Manning SE, Hewett-Marx M et al. Mass Smallpox Vaccination and Cardiac Deaths, New York City, 1947. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2004 May;10(5):917-920.
Thorpe, Lorna E. ; Mostashari, Farzad ; Karpati, Adam M. ; Schwartz, Steven P. ; Manning, Susan E. ; Hewett-Marx, Melissa ; Frieden, Thomas R. / Mass Smallpox Vaccination and Cardiac Deaths, New York City, 1947. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2004 ; Vol. 10, No. 5. pp. 917-920.
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