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Immunity and immunization in relation to public health

  • The Grand Challenge for the Futureby Stefan H.E. Kaufmann; Paul-Henri Lambert

    Birkhäuser Basel 2006; US$ 169.00

    The vaccines most urgently needed are those against poverty-related diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and HIV. However, there is a considerable gap between the development of a vaccine and the implementation as a useful measure for disease control. Major obstacles need to be overcome even after successful completion of the preclinical stage.... more...

  • Impfen? Ein Impfleitfadenby Dr. med. Alexander Ilg

    Netzwerk Impfentscheid 2013; US$ 4.99

    Wer impft, will das Beste für sich und seine Kinder. Wer nicht impft, auch. Die Grundlage für die entsprechende Entscheidung bildet bei ersteren die Angst vor der Gefährlichkeit von Infektionskrankheiten und die Behauptung, dass mit Impfungen Krankheiten ausgerottet worden seien und würden oder deren Verlauf gemildert werden könne – praktisch ohne... more...

  • Intradermal Immunizationby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 219.00

    Despite the impressive success of current vaccine programs, there remains a need to improve the effectiveness of current vaccines. A more powerful and longer lasting immune response induced by smaller and fewer doses of vaccine is an exciting challenge and necessary to reduce costs and to avoid vaccine shortages during pandemic epidemics. Improvement... more...

  • Mass Vaccination: Global Aspects - Progress and Obstaclesby Stanley Plotkin

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 219.00

    Mass immunization is the blitzkrieg of vaccination practice. It serves to rapidly protect populations, both because of the high coverage achieved and because of the herd immunity thereby induced. However, as in war, mass immunization campaigns must be conducted intelligently, with careful strategy and strong attention to logistics of supply and deployment.... more...

  • Novel Approaches and Strategies for Biologics, Vaccines and Cancer Therapiesby Manmohan Singh; Maya Salnikova

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 200.00

    Novel Approaches and Strategies for Biologics, Vaccines and Cancer Therapies takes a look at the current strategies, successes and challenges involved with the development of novel formulations of biologics, vaccines and cancer therapy. This thorough reference on the latest trends in the development of diverse modalities will appeal to a broad community... more...

  • The Panic Virusby Seth Mnookin

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 17.00

    WHO DECIDES WHICH FACTS ARE TRUE? In 1998 Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist with a history of self-promotion, published a paper with a shocking allegation: the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine might cause autism. The media seized hold of the story and, in the process, helped to launch one of the most devastating health scares ever. In the... more...

  • The Politics of Vaccinationby Deborah Brunton

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 85.00

    A detailed examination of the political forces and events that shaped smallpox vaccination policy in England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland during the nineteenth century. more...

  • Protecting the World's Childrenby Sidsel Roalkvam; Desmond McNeill; Stuart Blume

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 53.99

    Vaccination programmes now represent a major part of the effort devoted to improving the health of children in developing countries. These donor-funded programmes tend to be global in scope and focus on worldwide goals and targets such as 'polio eradication', and the Millennium Development Goals. Health policy makers at the national level are... more...

  • Tutto sulle vaccinazioniby Anita Petek; Julia Emmenegger

    Netzwerk Impfentscheid 2014; US$ 12.99

    Tutto sulle vaccinazioni è una chiara opera di consultazione nella quale si descrive ogni malattia e il rispettivo trattamento possibile così come si spiegano i relativi vaccini e le sostanze additive, gli effetti collaterali ecc. A completare questo libro sono le informazioni supplementari di cui bisogna essere a conoscenza e che bisogna osservare... more...

  • Understanding and Managing Vaccine Concernsby Julie A. Boom; Rachel M. Cunningham

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 54.99

    Smallpox, measles, diphtheria, polio: vaccines have diminished their power, and in some cases, eradicated these dreaded diseases. Yet this century has seen growing numbers of parents refusing vaccinations for their children, not only endangering them but also increasing the risk of outbreaks and epidemics of vaccine-preventable diseases.   Understanding... more...