Comment: Characterization of Two Historic Smallpox Specimens from a Czech Museum

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Ashleigh F. Porter; Ana T. Duggan; Hendrik N. Poinar; Edward C. Holmes;

The complete genome sequences of two strains of variola virus (VARV) sampled from human smallpox specimens present in the Czech National Museum, Prague, were recently determined, with one of the sequences estimated to date to the mid-19th century. Using molecular clock ... View more
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