Bacterial Vaccines provides information dealing with vaccination of man against bacterial diseases. This book emphasizes the description, composition, production, and control of the vaccines, as well as vaccine benefits and drawbacks.
Organized into 14 chapters, this book contains a description of the etiological agent, particularly with respect to its antigenic composition, and also of the pathogenesis of the disease and the immune mechanisms acting against it. The chapters are separated according to the disease they describe, which include diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, cholera, typhoid fever, shigellosis, Escherichia coli infections, meningococcal meningitis, pneumococcal infections, Haemophilus influenzae type b infections, Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and leprosy.
This book will provide the reader with a comprehensive survey of vaccination of man against bacterial diseases. It is intended for those involved in vaccine development, production, and control.