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MMR Vaccine and Autism

Ashley Foley CTA 4B MMR Vaccine and Autism There is a lot of controversy surrounding the MMR vaccine and whether or not it causes Autism. One of the main advocates for causation is Andrew Wakefield. He performed a study in 1998 that consisted of 12 children. Such a small sample group alone is enough for this mother to doubt the validity of his study. I may not be a scientist, but I do know that the larger the sample group is, the more valid the results...

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Polio and the Discovery of Vaccine

THE POLIO VACCINE Amber Metoxen In 1952, The Polio epidemic happened, each of the 48 states at the time had rampant cases of Polio. The un-curable disease had taken over America. Poliomyelitis is an infectious viral disease that attacks the nerve cells and sometimes the central nervous system; it is caused by the destruction of nerve cells in the spinal cord. Polio often causes muscle wasting, paralysis, and even death.1 In surveys of what Americans feared most, Polio came in second to the...

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disease (Importance of Childhood Vaccinations. 2007). Having your child vaccinated also helps the community to stay healthier, because there are some that cannot be vaccinated, either for medical reasons, or that they are too old or still to young. “Vaccines are held to the... ...

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Assignment on Influenza and Vaccines

three out of five people to give vaccinations or nasal spray to because of the limited resource. My choice, after having done the research, would be: 1. Bogey Phlegmenstein – the 50 year-old pharmacist for the vaccine. 2. Helen Hornblower – the 72 year-old grandmother for the vaccine, and 3. Lars Loogenkugel – the 19 year-old college student for the nasal mist flu shot. I choose Lars for the nasal mist flu shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, nasal spray...

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Vaccine and Influenza Illness

specific type. Take Influenza A(H1N1) the H stands for hemagglutinin and the N stands for neuraminidase. The current types of Influenza A are A(H1N1) and A(H3N2). Influenza A(H1N1), A(H3N2), and Influenza B strains are included in each year's vaccines. Influenza A viruses are very hard to control because they undergo changes, making it harder for human's immune systems to detect them. There are two types of changes. The first is a series of mutations that occur over time and cause a gradual...

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Vaccine and Measles World Health

World Health). This tells us that these countries do not have good medical care and are not aware of the measles disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) "in 2007, about 82 percent of the world's children received one dose of measles vaccine by their first birthday through routine health service, up from 72 percent in 2000" (Measles World Health). By having the measles vaccination, it reduced the risk of measles about 74 percent. Measles starts with the virus and slowly spreads all over...

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Gardasil Vaccine

Gardasil is a vaccine developed by the Merck pharmaceutical company that helps protect against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, and 18. These different strains of the virus can cause any of the following: cervical cancer, abnormal and precancerous lesions of the vagina, vulva, and genital warts. According to the CDC in 2003 the incidence of HPV in women ages 20-24 was at about 45%. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/downloads/mtg-slides-feb08/15-4-hpv.pdf Gardasil does not...

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Inactivated Influenza Vaccine

INACTIVATED INFLUENZA VACCINE Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Influenza, or flu for short, has been a common seasonal irritant for hundreds of years. Symptoms are consistent with those of a cold, congestion, fever, chills, and aches and pains. Everyone needs to be aware of the dangers of the influenza virus, and the benefits of the inactivated influenza vaccine. The vaccine is a primary level of intervention in that it is received before or at the onset flu season. After one is vaccinated antibodies...

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Polio Vaccine

epidemics of polio were becoming more devastating. Salk, while working at the Virus Research Lab at the University of Pittsburgh, developed a polio vaccine, and the medical trials to prove its effectiveness and safety are still being analyzed. Fifty years ago the largest medical experiment in history took place to test Salk's poliomyelitis vaccine. Close to two million children across the United States and Canada were involved in the trial, which was administered by the National Foundation for...

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Influenza Vaccine for Elderly and Young Children

and the Elderly: High Importance in Receiving Influenza Vaccine The flu, or influenza, is a virus that hits the United States every year in the late fall and winter, and we can’t seem to break away from it. I will be discussing the controversy of parents not knowing what types of vaccine to give their children, what age to do it at, if they should even get the shot, and the side effects that go along with it. All my life I got the flu vaccine because my parents believed in it greatly. In the past...

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