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Ten million lives saved by 1962 breakthrough, study says

Nearly 200 million cases of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, adenovirus, rabies and hepatitis A -- and approximately 450,000 deaths from these diseases -- were prevented in the US alone between 1963 and 2015 by vaccination, researchers estimate.
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Authors: Bellan M, Sainaghi PP, Minh MT, Minisini R, Molinari L, Baldrighi M, Salmi L, Barbaglia MN, Castello LM, Ravanini P, Avanzi GC, Pirisi M Abstract AIM: Plasma Gas6 was tested as an alternative to Baveno VI criteria (liver stiffness 150 × 109/l) in an endoscopy-sparing strategy. METHODS:  A total of 160 patients with chronic hepatitis C and advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis underwent, on the same occasion, liver elastography, upper endoscopy, a platelet count and serum Gas6 measurement Results: A total of 74/160 (46%) patients had esophageal varices, that were small (diameter 
Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
A promising vaccine for dengue fever is in limbo after the Philippines suspended its use amid widespread public anger and fears about its safety.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Dengue Fever Vaccination and Immunization Philippines Source Type: news
In this article, we take a look at how long the hepatitis C virus can survive outside the body, and how this impacts on transmission risks.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news
A co-ordinated approach to vaccination is stopping the disease spreading in Nepal
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2017 Source:Microbial Pathogenesis Author(s): O. Kerro Dego, R.A. Almeida, A.M. Saxton, R.D. Abdi, D.B. Ensermu, S.P. Oliver In spite of the increasing prevalence of Streptococcus uberis mastitis, its pathogenesis and associated virulence factors are not clearly defined. The aim of this study was to identify virulence associated genes and their products that can be used to develop effective vaccine to control bovine S. uberis mastitis. S. uberis was co-cultured with primary bovine mammary epithelial cells (PBMEC) or infused into mammary gland of dairy cows. The messenger RNA ...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Primary care services should be reorganized and integrated with public health services. PMID: 29243549 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research
Cindy, Steph, and Vincent discuss recent problems with dengue virus vaccine, and a bi-specific monoclonal antibody against Zika virus. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Click arrow to play Download Immune 3 (48 MB .mp3, 79 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Become a patron of Immune!
Source: virology blog - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Immune ADE antibody dependent enhancement antibody therapy bispecific antibody dengue virus Dengvaxia immunology monoclonal antibody passive vaccine zika virus Source Type: blogs
Authors: Sugawara Y, Hibi T Abstract Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains a widespread public health concern and many people are infected with HCV. HCV is one of the leading indications for liver transplantation. Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) against HCV have changed the course of chronic HCV infection, however, making it a curable disease. DAA treatment may be initiated before or after liver transplantation. In the present review, we present the available data on DAA treatment of HCV in liver transplant recipients. PMID: 29238003 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BioScience Trends - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biosci Trends Source Type: research
Abstract Beginning in 2004, chikungunya virus (CHIKV) went from an endemic pathogen limited to Africa and Asia that caused periodic outbreaks to a global pathogen. Given that outbreaks caused by CHIKV have continued and expanded, serious consideration must be given to identifying potential options for vaccines and therapeutics. Currently, there are no licensed products in this realm, and control relies completely on the use of personal protective measures and integrated vector control, which are only minimally effective. Therefore, it is prudent to urgently examine further possibilities for control. Vaccines have ...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Reviews - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Clin Microbiol Rev Source Type: research
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