Efficacy of vaccines info?
jwayne at mars.superlink.net
Tue Apr 18 23:59:55 EST 1995
>In article <m0s19hx-0004RmC at uctmail.uct.ac.za>, ED at molbiol.uct.ac.za ("Ed
>> > > a) 1942: Hepatitus vaccination in the military resulted in
>> > > the worst hep epidemic in US - over 50,000 cases.
>> Not true: there was no heptitis vaccine then; what I have been
>> teaching my students since 1981 is that, apart from highlighting the
>> role of the US Army in spreading disease ( B-)), this shows the
>> necessity for checking that vaccines are not stabilised with
>> contaminated serum. And it was a yellow fever vaccine that was so
>> stabilised in this case.
Thanks for the clarification. My notes had contradictory information;
the researcher did mention yellow fever vaccination during WWII causing
hep epidemic, but this was subsequent to mentioning _hepatitus_
vaccination causing the epidemic. I'll revise my info...
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