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Overview of vaccines and vaccination

Ada, Gordon

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Of the 80-plus known infectious agents pathogenic for humans, there are now more than 30 vaccines against 26 mainly viral and bacterial infections and these greatly minimize subsequent disease and prevent death after exposure to those agents. This article describes the nature of the vaccines, from live attenuated agents to subunits, their efficacy and safety, and the kind of the immune responses generated by those vaccines, which are so effective. To date, all licensed vaccines generate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78659
Source: Molecular Biotechnology
DOI: 10.1385/MB:29:3:255

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