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Introduction

Viral Vaccines
  • Joseph L. Melnick
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Part of the Applied Virology Research book series (AOTP, volume 1)

Abstract

As with history in general, the history of vaccines needs to be reexamined and updated. My task is to look back to see what has been successful and to look forward to see what remains to be accomplished in the prevention of viral diseases by vaccines. Also, I shall refer to the pertinent material discussed at two recent conferences of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, on virus vaccines under development and their target populations in the United States (1985b) and in developing countries (1986). These reports, plus a third on Vaccine Supply and Innovation (1985a), should be required reading for all those in both the public and the private sector who have a responsibility or interest in vaccines for the prevention of human disease.

Keywords

Birth Cohort Viral Vaccine Subunit Vaccine Measle Vaccine Live Virus 
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References

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph L. Melnick
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  1. 1.Department of Virology and EpidemiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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