Strategies for Creating Attenuated Vaccines
Strategies for Creating Attenuated Vaccines
September 15 2017
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September 15 2017 13:21 UTC
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Vaccinations are used successfully for disease prevention, not only in those who are immunized, but also for future generations who benefit from the eradication of life threatening diseases such as smallpox. Some vaccines are composed of inactivated microbes or subunits of a pathogen, whereas others are attenuated, containing weakened forms that remain capable of triggering cellular and humoral immune responses. Some drawbacks of attenuated vaccines include the possibility of reversion to a more virulent form and/or continued shedding. Therefore, the Seeker desires improved methods for the creation of attenuated vaccines that are safe and effective.
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