The Vaccine Book

Other | December 12, 2002

byBarry R. Bloom, Barry R. Bloom, Paul-Henri LambertEditorPaul-henri Lambert

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The Vaccine Bookprovides comprehensive information on the current and future world of vaccines. It reveals the scientific opportunities and potential impact of vaccines, including economic and ethical challenges, problems encountered when producing vaccines, how clinical vaccine trials are designed, and how to introduce vaccines into widespread use. Although vaccines are now available for many diseases, there are still challenges ahead for major diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.The Vaccine Bookis designed for students, researchers, public health officials, and all others interested in increasing their understanding of vaccines.

Topics unique to this book:
* Ethics
* Economics
* Diseases that could be prevented
* Clinical trial designs
* Ideas about the future of vaccines
* Challenges facing research scientists in the vaccine area
* Burden of vaccine-preventable illness and the impact of vaccines
* Scientific obstacles to be overcome by existing and new vaccines
* Basic mechanisms of host immunity and pathogen interaction with host tissues
* New approaches to future vaccines against challenging diseases
* Real and perceived safety issues which dominate vaccine development and vaccination policies
* Microbial pathogenesis as a basis for vaccine design
* Planning vaccine trials
* Introducing new vaccines into the healthcare system
* Future challenges for vaccines and immunizations

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The Vaccine Bookprovides comprehensive information on the current and future world of vaccines. It reveals the scientific opportunities and potential impact of vaccines, including economic and ethical challenges, problems encountered when producing vaccines, how clinical vaccine trials are designed, and how to introduce vaccines into w...

Paul-Henri Lambert, MD, is now associated with the Centre of Vaccinology in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at University of Geneva. He is particularly interested in vaccination strategies and evaluation of adverse effects. He is directing the International Advanced Course of Vaccinology (ADVAC) organized under the auspices ...

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Format:OtherDimensions:436 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 12, 2002Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080542662

ISBN - 13:9780080542669

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Table of Contents

Global Burden of Disease.
Immunology.
Trial Design for Vaccines.
Ethics and Vaccines.
Understanding Microbial Pathogenesis as a Basis for Vaccine Design.
Disease States and Vaccines: Selected Cases.
Economics of Vaccines: From Vaccine Candidate to Commercialized Product.
Vaccine Safety: Real and Perceived Issues.
Introduction to New Vaccines in the Healthcare System.
Future Challenges for Vaccines and Immunizations.