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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine
7 May 2015

Like many viruses, measles is known to suppress the immune system for a few weeks after an infection. But previous studies in monkeys have suggested that measles takes this suppression to a whole new level: It erases immune protection to other diseases, Mina says.

So what does that mean? Well, say you get the chicken pox when you're 4 years old. Your immune system figures out how to fight it. So you don't get it again. But if you get measles when you're 5 years old, it could wipe out the memory of how to beat back the chicken pox. It's like the immune system has amnesia, Mina says.

"The immune system kind of comes back. The only problem is that it has forgotten what it once knew," he says.

So after an infection, a child's immune system has to almost start over, rebuilding its immune protection against diseases it has already seen before.
immunology  virulogy  vaccine 
yesterday by campylobacter
The efficacy and safety of Tipapkinogen Sovacivec therapeutic HPV vaccine in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grades 2 and 3: Randomized controll... - PubMed - NCBI
an immunotherapeutic, non-surgical, approach may be effective. The primary aim was to assess the efficacy of tipapkinogen sovacivec (TS) vaccine in achieving histologic resolution of CIN2/3 associated with high risk (HR) HPV types.
HPV  cervical  neoplasia  cervix  cancer  TS  vaccine 
7 days ago by clockner
How Russia sows confusion in the US vaccine debate • Foreign Policy
Katherine Kirk:
<p>The existence of a Russian disinformation campaign that could make Americans hesitant to vaccinate their children highlights something important about the Kremlin’s information war on the United States. Moscow’s goal has never been to advantage Republicans or Democrats. Instead, it is after a far bigger prize: the exacerbation of Americans’ distrust of one another and, in turn, the erosion of their confidence in society and the U.S. government.

A <a href="">recent study from David Broniatowski</a>, a professor at George Washington University, and his co-authors found that thousands of Russian accounts used to spread disinformation had seized on anti-vaccine messaging.

After combing through nearly 2 million tweets recorded between 2014 and 2017, the researchers found that Russian troll accounts were significantly more likely to tweet about vaccination than general Twitter users. They had turned to vaccines as a wedge issue in an effort to ramp up social discord, erode trust in public health institutions, and exacerbate fear and division in the United States.

Three tweets from the study go a long way toward capturing the style of this disorienting campaign. In one round of keystrokes, a Russian-backed account lashed out: “#vaccines are a parent’s choice. Choice of a color of a little coffin #VaccinateUS.”In one round of keystrokes, a Russian-backed account lashed out: “#vaccines are a parent’s choice. Choice of a color of a little coffin #VaccinateUS.” Another went with: “Did you know there was a secret government database of #vaccine-damaged children? #VaccinateUS.”

Moving toward the opposite pole of the discussion, a Russian troll account tweeted: “Do you still treat your kids with leaves? No? And why don’t you #vaccinate them? Its medicine! #VaccinateUS.” The study suggested that by giving the illusion of a grassroots debate, complete with content pushing both for and against vaccination, Russia could better tap into the fears and divisions among Americans—and exploit them.</p>

It's easy to suggest that social media is the problem, but it's credulity and lack of education that's the real problem.
russia  vaccine  us  socialwarming 
14 days ago by charlesarthur
Treatment turns tumors into cancer vaccine factories
The treatment consists of administering a series of immune stimulants directly into one tumor site. The first stimulant recruits important immune cells called dendritic cells that act like generals of the immune army. The second stimulant activates the dendritic cells, which then instruct T cells, the immune system's soldiers, to kill cancer cells and spare non-cancer cells. This immune army learns to recognize features of the tumor cells so it can seek them out and destroy them throughout the body, essentially turning the tumor into a cancer vaccine factory.
science  medicine  cancer  lymphoma  vaccine 
16 days ago by emkay
Judge Overrules New York County’s Ban on Unvaccinated Kids in Public Spaces
A judge in New York says unvaccinated kids are officially allowed back in schools and public places in Rockland County after they were banned in response to 167 confirmed cases of measles.
religion  vaccine  health  healthcare  lawsuit  legal  from instapaper
16 days ago by jtyost2
Experimental therapy completely clears HPV in one-third of cervical cancer precursors: Clinical trial shows promise of immune treatment against HPV infections that lead to cancer
"There are very few products trying to cure women who already have an HPV infection," says Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., professor of family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at Michigan Medicine. "It's very exciting. This is the first time we've seen something with this success rate that is relatively easy to implement."
medicine  science  HPV  vaccine  cancer 
20 days ago by emkay
NIH begins first-in-human trial of a universal influenza vaccine candidate
The first clinical trial of an innovative universal influenza vaccine candidate is examining the vaccine’s safety and tolerability as well as its ability to induce an immune response in healthy volunteers
science  medicine  influenza  vaccine 
20 days ago by emkay
I’m Vaccinating My Child the Natural Way—With Measles
Vaccinating with an airborne virus might seem a little unconventional, and according to my child’s pediatrician, Dr. Wong, “completely cuckoo,” but that’s just one person’s opinion backed by numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies. The literature on Facebook and Reddit tells a different story, and honestly, there are way more people on Facebook than the American Medical Associations’ website, so you tell me who the experts are.
vaccine  humor  health  healthcare  satire  from instapaper
23 days ago by jtyost2
New York Suburb Declares Measles Emergency, Barring Unvaccinated Children From Public
Rockland County, a suburb of New York City, will declare a state of emergency and bar minors who are unvaccinated against measles from being in public places, the latest effort to fight New York State’s worst measles outbreak in decades.

The declaration comes as outbreaks of measles have cropped up around the country, concentrated in populations with low vaccination rates in places like ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn and tight-knit Slavic communities in Washington State.

But Rockland County’s order, one of the most aggressive steps taken since the New York outbreak began last fall, highlighted not just the seriousness of the situations but also the desperation of public officials to control the spread of a highly contagious disease they have so far been powerless to halt.

The declaration will take effect at midnight on Tuesday and expires in 30 days. The prohibition will be enforced retroactively, with parents being penalized if they are found to have allowed unvaccinated children into the public spaces.

The county executive, Ed Day, is expected to discuss the details of the state of emergency in a news conference at 2 p.m.

Rockland County, which has a population of more than 300,000 people, has had 153 confirmed cases of measles since October, a county spokesman, John G. Lyon, said. Of those, 48 have come in 2019.

The outbreak there, as well as in New York City, has mostly affected ultra-Orthodox communities, where vaccination rates tend to be lower and anti-vaccination literature has spread, public health officials have said.
vaccine  newyork  health  healthcare  legal  government 
29 days ago by jtyost2
Italian politician who opposed making chickenpox vaccinations mandatory gets chickenpox
An Italian politician known for his vocal opposition to a new law mandating that school-aged children be immunized against several diseases, including chickenpox, has come down with the chickenpox.

Massimiliano Fedriga, a member of the far-right League party, was placed under observation for four days last week after contracting the disease, according to local news outlets.

Fedriga was a chief detractor of the so-called Lorenzin law, which mandates that school-aged children be immunized against chickenpox, measles, polio and more. Parents who do not comply can be fined up to $560 for sending their unvaccinated children to school, and kindergartens and preschools have the option of turning away children under 6 years old who haven’t received the necessary immunizations.

The Italian politician claimed in a Facebook post that he does not oppose vaccinations and has vaccinated his children.
vaccine  health  healthcare  politics  legal  government 
4 weeks ago by jtyost2
RT : I wrote a promoting op-ed on Sunday and began immediately. I now have a safety plan…
harrassment  antivax  vaccine  from twitter
5 weeks ago by CamiloEL
Lawsuit as unvaccinated teen banned by US school in outbreak - BBC News
An unvaccinated Kentucky teenager is suing after his Catholic school excluded him amid a chickenpox outbreak that has sickened at least 32 pupils.

Jerome Kunkel, 18, has not contracted the virus, but he has been banned by Our Lady of the Sacred Heart/Assumption Academy in Walton.

His lawsuit argues the vaccine is "immoral, illegal and sinful" and his rights have been violated.

The Northern Kentucky Health Department banned unvaccinated pupils on 14 March.

The notification said that due to the outbreak of chickenpox, students who have not been vaccinated or are already immune to the infection must stay home "until 21 days after the onset of rash for the last ill student or staff member".
vaccine  health  stupid  lawsuit  legal  religion  freedomofreligion  kentucky  usa 
5 weeks ago by jtyost2

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