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Vaccines - the History and Future

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ISBN: 9781789238037 9781789238044 9781838800468 Year: Pages: 108 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77910 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Microbiology
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Vaccines is a well-written book on the subject of providing crucial information to students and researchers in the field of vaccinology. The introductory chapter, contributed by the editor (Dr. Vijay Kumar) of the book, provides the brief introduction to the history of the development of current forms of vaccine, which is difficult to find easily in one place. In addition, other chapters of the book are written by experts in the field. For example, the second chapter looks at the emerging role of developing countries in the innovation and production of vaccines. Other chapters provide information regarding different types of vaccines, development of vaccines for zoonotic viral infections, and regulatory affairs for genetically modified organism vaccines.

Vaccines

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ISBN: 9789535134756 9789535134763 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.5772/65856 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Microbiology
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Microbes that elude host's defenses and have developed resistance to the existing antibiotic arsenal continuously invade the human body. Cure for such diseases is inevitable as it may result in high morbidity and mortality, if not properly treated. Vaccination represents the most cost-effective way for disease prevention. Vaccines activate sentinels of the immune system including macrophages and T, B, and dendritic cells to release a battery of effector molecules and cytokines and ward off infection. For long-lasting protection, the memory cells also need to be evoked. This book encompasses biotechnological vaccines in clinical use, cocooning, disease resurgence postvaccination and other vaccine adverse effects, prospects of therapeutic versus prophylactic vaccines, and design of effective vaccines using bioinformatic tools and engineering molecular pattern interactions.

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