Smallpox Vaccine This week researchers announced that a new form of vaccine against the dreaded smallpox virus works on a related monkey disease and may be safer than the existing vaccine. In this hour, NPR's Ira Flatow and guests talk about the experimental vaccine, MVA, and how it stacks up against the existing Dryvax vaccine.

Guest:

Anthony Fauci
*Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
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This week researchers announced that a new form of vaccine against the dreaded smallpox virus works on a related monkey disease and may be safer than the existing vaccine. In this hour, NPR's Ira Flatow and guests talk about the experimental vaccine, MVA, and how it stacks up against the existing Dryvax vaccine.

Guest:

Anthony Fauci
*Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health