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Smallpox Prevention Campaign Hits Complication

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Smallpox Prevention Campaign Hits Complication

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Smallpox Prevention Campaign Hits Complication

Smallpox Prevention Campaign Hits Complication

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Federal officials warn that people with heart disease should not be vaccinated against smallpox. One nurse has died of a heart attack after vaccination and six others have developed heart problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating whether the health problems are a coincidence. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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