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Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2018 Jul 26. doi: 10.1007/82_2018_102. [Epub ahead of print]

Successful Vaccines.

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1
Najít Technologies, Inc, Beaverton, OR, 97006, USA.
2
Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, OR, 97006, USA. slifkam@ohsu.edu.

Abstract

Vaccines are considered one of the most important advances in modern medicine and have greatly improved our quality of life by reducing or eliminating many serious infectious diseases. Successful vaccines have been developed against many of the most common human pathogens, and this success has not been dependent upon any one specific class of vaccine since subunit vaccines, non-replicating whole-virus or whole-bacteria vaccines, and attenuated live vaccines have all been effective for particular vaccine targets. After completing the initial immunization series, one common aspect of successful vaccines is that they induce long-term protective immunity. In contrast, several partially successful vaccines appear to induce protection that is relatively short-lived and it is likely that long-term protective immunity will be critical for making effective vaccines against our most challenging diseases such as AIDS and malaria.

PMID:
30046984
DOI:
10.1007/82_2018_102

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