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  • Type Of Influenza Vaccine
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    Clinical Features of Influenza Influenza, commonly called "the flu", is caused by viruses that infect the respiratory tract. Compared with most other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, influenza infection often causes a more severe illness. Typical clinical features of influenza include fever (usually 100 oF to 103 oF in adults and often even higher in children) and respiratory symptoms, such as cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, as well as headache, muscle aches, and ...
  • Claims On The Effectiveness Of The Vaccine
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    A Shot in the Dark Since the end of the Persian Gulf War, the United States along with the United Nations has struggled with Saddam Hussein to locate his "weapons of mass destruction". Saddam's persistence and dubious manner towards the United States military has raised concern for military protection. To combat biological threats, Secretary of Defense William Cohen implemented a mandatory military wide vaccination of all military members. Since the inception of the program, the program has been...
  • Hiv Vaccine Trials
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    Michelle RaessThe Human Body Dr. Shirley M. BartidoHIV Vaccine Testing in Africa The United Nations estimates that 5.8 million people per year become infected with the immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Ninety percent of these infections occur in sub- Saharan Africa, where infected persons do not have access to antiviral therapy. Approximately 2.4 million Africans died of AIDS in 2002, and 3.5 million occurred in the region. Where in the United States $12,000-$15,000 is usually spent on treating an H...
  • Anthrax Vaccination
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    The anthrax vaccination is the only known defense available for United States Troops against the deadly anthrax virus. Many experts have said it is not effective against inhalation anthrax. Studies have not been conclusive in their findings. The chance of living if you have received the anthrax vaccination seems better. More studies should be conducted outside the Department of Defense, with their cooperation, before the process to vaccinate troops continues. Anthrax is a disease normally associ...
  • Effective Malaria Vaccine
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    In order to assess the current status of malaria vaccinology one must first take an overview of the whole of the whole disease. One must understand the disease and its enormity on a global basis. Malaria is a protozoan disease of which over 150 million cases are reported per annum. In tropical Africa alone more than 1 million children under the age of fourteen die each year from Malaria. From these figures it is easy to see that eradication of this disease is of the utmost importance. The diseas...
  • Every Year Ten Million Vaccinations
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    In 1996 a mother took her six-month-old son, Jonah, to the doctor to get his DPT vaccination. Two days later, Jonah came down with an ear infection. Bobbie took him into the doctor and the child was given a prescription of amoxicillin. The ear infection soon healed and all went well for about two months when the infection returned. Bobbie again took Jonah to the physician where he, this time, gave the boy a stronger form of amoxicillin. Again the infection soon diminished. About four months late...
  • Opponents Of The Mandatory Anthrax Vaccination Program
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    Anthrax Vaccination Program On Anthrax Vaccination Program Essay, Research Paper On May 18, 1998, Secretary of Defense William Cohen approved a plan to vaccinate all U.S. service members for anthrax. This plan has caused a fierce ethical debate over the legitimacy of this vaccination. The Department of Defense claims the vaccination is completely safe and has been in use for decades. Some doctors dispute this claim, and contend the vaccination may not be effective against weapon versions of anth...

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