The History of Vaccines explores the role of immunization in the human experience and examines its continuing contributions to public health

About This Project

Vaccines for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Two vaccines for STDs are currently in use. Ongoing efforts to develop vaccines for herpes simplex and HIV may prove successful in the future. More

Careers in Vaccine Research

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A variety of careers are available in basic vaccine research and development, clinical trials, production, and distribution of vaccine to the public. These jobs are available in universities, industry, government laboratories and agencies, hospitals, and on the front line of vaccine distribution all over the world. More

Different Types of Vaccines

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Vaccines are made using several different processes. They may contain live viruses that have been attenuated (weakened or altered so as not to cause illness); inactivated or killed organisms or viruses; inactivated toxins (for bacterial diseases where toxins generated by the bacteria, and not the bacteria themselves, cause illness); or merely segments of the pathogen (this includes both subunit and conjugate vaccines). More

The Human Immune System and Infectious Disease

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The human immune system is essential for our survival in a world full of potentially dangerous microbes. More
Which vaccine developer isolated the mumps virus from his daughter?
Jonas Salk
Maurice Hilleman
Albert Sabin
Thomas Peebles
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Maurice Hilleman isolated the mumps virus from his daughter Jeryl Lynn while she was ill. Read more and watch Hilleman talk about developing a mumps vaccine