Chicken pox vaccine now available on the high street

The jab for the very common childhood viral illness is not routinely available on NHS. now Superdrug is the first high street retailer to offer the vaccine. Chicken pox can be dangerous for some.
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Contributors : Catherine J Wu ; Derin B KeskinSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Homo sapiensPrediction of HLA epitopes is important for the development of cancer immunotherapies and vaccines. However, current prediction algorithms have limited predictive power, in part because they were not trained on high-quality epitope datasets covering a broad range of HLA alleles. To enable prediction of endogenous HLA class I-associated peptides across a large fraction of the human population, we used mass spectrometry to profile>185,000 peptides eluted from 95 HLA-A, -B, -C and -G mono-all...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
This study aims to determine the knowledge, attitude, and behaviors of teachers regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) and its vaccination. This cross-sectional study included teachers from 30 schools of the Kahramanmara ş city between 01 March 2015 and 09 June 2015. The teachers were informed prior to the study, and 804 teachers giving written consents were enrolled. Nine questions (9 points) to ascertain the knowledge of teachers regarding HPV and 5 questions to detect the knowledge level about HPV vaccination we re prepared from the literature. Of the participants, 448 (55.7%) were men and 356 (44.3%) were women with a m...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThrough review of the literature on flu vaccination in immunocompromised patients we show how this could be extrapolated to patients with significant burns. We propose a guideline to aid in the decision to prescribe flu vaccine to patients with significant burns taking into account age, % TBSA burn and comorbidity. The decision to recommend the flu vaccine in this group should be considered on an individual basis. However, flu vaccination represents a simple, low-risk measure which could prevent the dangerous complications of influenza in an at risk group.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
GIDEON what’s new summary: December 13 to December 15, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (45 updates) 45 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (237 updates) 12 Clinical notes73 Diseases152 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates) 1 Vaccine Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria The post Update: December 15, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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Vincent speaks with members of Prometheus, a team of academic and industrial scientists assembled to develop antibody-based therapeutics against infections caused by tick-borne Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus and rodent-borne hantaviruses, for which no approved vaccines or specific drugs are available. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 578 (55 MB .mp3, 91 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become […]
Source: virology blog - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: This Week in Virology Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus hantavirus monoclonal antibody therapy rodent-borne virus tick-borne virus U19 grant viral viruses Source Type: blogs
Abstract Virus-like particles (VLPs) are a type of subunit vaccine which resembles viruses but do not contain any genetic material so that they are not infectious. VLPs maintain the same antigenic conformation to the original virus, and they could be a better vaccine candidate than live-attenuated and inactivated vaccines. In addition, compared to other subunit vaccines such as soluble protein, VLPs can stimulate both innate and adaptive immune responses effectively and safely against several pathogens by the closer morphology to its native virus. They have already been licensed as vaccines against Hepatitis B vir...
Source: AIDS Reviews - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: AIDS Rev Source Type: research
Malaysia's health authorities on Sunday said they are working with UNICEF to bring polio vaccines to the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, where the country's first polio case in nearly three decades was detected last week.
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Authors: Hallmann-Szelińska E, Łuniewska K, Szymański K, Kowalczyk D, Sałamatin R, Masny A, Brydak LB Abstract The World Health Organization estimates that influenza virus infects 3-5 million people worldwide every year, of whom 290,000 to 650,000 die. In the 2016/2017 epidemic season in Poland, the incidence of influenza was 1,692 per 100,000 population. The influenza A virus, subtype A/H3N2/, was the predominant one in that season. However, in the most recent 2017/2018 epidemic season, the incidence exceeded 1,782 per 100,000 already by August of 2018. In this season, influenza B virus predominated, while the...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
In this study, we isolated a wild-type FIPV HRB-17 epidemic strain from the blood sample of household pet cat exhibiting the characteristic wet-form FIP symptoms, which has been confirmed further by animal infection. Further, we developed an EvaGreen-based real-time RT-PCR assay for the accurate detection of FCoV based on the amplification of the highly conserved FIPV N gene. Then, using a combination of the real-time RT-PCR approach and a serum chemistry assay, we performed an epidemiological survey of FIPV infection in cats living in Harbin City, Northeast China. The results indicated that the EvaGreen-based real-time RT...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Probes - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
In this study, rfbD gene deleted mutant S19 was developed. The mutant strain designated S19ΔR displayed rough LPS phenotype, which was confirmed by acriflavine dye-agglutination and LPS-SDS-PAGE analysis. The virulence was amply reduced as suggested by increased sensitivity to complement killing; reduction in splenic-bacterial load and the recovery time RT50 as validated in mice model. Anti-brucella humoral response was significantly lower as compared to S19 immunization. The minimal induction of Brucella specific IgG1, IgG2a &IgG2b, and IgG3 resulted in no apparent reactivity to RBPT antigen. S19ΔR showed ...
Source: Biologicals - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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