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Immunoprophylaxis of Viral Diseases

Virology

Principles of Diagnosis and Control

  1. Stephen C. Hadler MD Senior Advisor for Strengthening Childhood1,
  2. Jane F. Seward MBBS MPH Chief2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0273

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Hadler, S. C. and Seward, J. F. 2010. Immunoprophylaxis of Viral Diseases. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Immunization, Global Immunization Division, National Immunization Program, Atlanta, GA, USA

  2. 2

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Viral Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch, Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Atlanta, GA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Immunoprophylaxis of Viral Infections
  • 3
    Types of Viral Vaccines
  • 4
    Prelicensure Vaccine Evaluation
  • 5
    Principles of Immunization Programs
  • 6
    Passive Immunoprophylaxis
  • 7
    Vaccines Recommended for Routine use in Children
  • 8
    Other Viral Vaccines
  • 9
    Vaccines in Development
  • 10
    Sources of Information on Vaccines

Keywords:

  • immunoprophylaxis of viral diseases;
  • vaccines-most effective and cost-effective means for preventing disease;
  • primary objectives of viral immunoprophylaxis-preventing viral infection;
  • two classic approaches to active viral immunization-inactivated viruses, live-attenuated vaccines;
  • DNA vaccines (plasmid vaccines);
  • inactivation of viral vaccines;
  • live-attenuated viral vaccines;
  • host factors affecting immune response-genetic factors (MHC polymorphism), age, nutritional and immune status, gender, pregnancy, and smoking