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vaccines

Postby biologist on Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:19 pm

Vaccines are one of the most profound discoveries ever made by modern medical researchers. They have virtually eliminated many naturally occurring incidents of extremely deadly viruses including smallpox, and nearly all polio cases. The have also been responsible for the control of diseases such as hepatitis A and B, as well as typhus, and rotavirus.

It is unfortunate that conventional vaccines only control a small number of viral illnesses, and there is a noticeable lack of vaccinations available for deadly diseases which kill millions of people on an annual basis. These include AIDS, Hepatitis C and Malaria. Malaria in particular is the most common, when you think that at one time the Anopheles mosquito was nearly wiped out by the use of DDT, it is a sad fact to realize how many people this virus kills on an annual basis, world-wide.
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Re: vaccines

Postby biologist on Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:56 pm

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Re: vaccines

Postby postdoc on Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:19 am

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biologist wrote:Vaccines are one of the most profound discoveries ever made by modern medical researchers. They have virtually eliminated many naturally occurring incidents of extremely deadly viruses including smallpox, and nearly all polio cases. The have also been responsible for the control of diseases such as hepatitis A and B, as well as typhus, and rotavirus.

It is unfortunate that conventional vaccines only control a small number of viral illnesses, and there is a noticeable lack of vaccinations available for deadly diseases which kill millions of people on an annual basis. These include AIDS, Hepatitis C and Malaria. Malaria in particular is the most common, when you think that at one time the Anopheles mosquito was nearly wiped out by the use of DDT, it is a sad fact to realize how many people this virus kills on an annual basis, world-wide.
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Re: vaccines

Postby labmember on Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:15 am

One of the most exciting vaccine developments in the past decade has been the rise of HPV vaccines like Gardasil: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardasil These vaccines can reduce the incidence of 70% of cervical cancers, and recent research has indicated they may help reduce oral and throat cancer as well.
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