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Vaccines for Pandemic Influenza

Author: Richard W Compans; Walter A Orenstein
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2009.
Series: Current topics in microbiology and immunology, 333.
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Recent years have seen unprecedented outbreaks of avian influenza A viruses. In particular, highly pathogenic H5N1 viruses have not only resulted in widespread outbreaks in domestic poultry, but have been transmitted to humans resulting in numerous fatalities. The rapid expansion in their geographic distribution and the possibility that these viruses could acquire the ability to spread from person to person raise  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vaccines for pandemic influenza
Online version:
Compans, Richard W.
Vaccines for Pandemic Influenza.
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Compans; Walter A Orenstein
ISBN: 9783540921653 3540921656 9783540921646 3540921648
OCLC Number: 555707158
Description: 1 online resource : v.: digital
Contents: Part I. Pandemic Influenza Overview --
Pandemic influenza as a current threat --
Antigenic cross-reactivity among H5N1 Viruses --
Part II. Current Approaches for Human and Avian Vaccine Production --
Seasonal influenza vaccines --
Generation and characterization of candidate vaccine viruses for pre-pandemic influenza vaccines --
Live attenuated vaccines for pandemic influenza --
Influenza vaccines for avian species --
Development and application of avian influenza vaccines in China --
Part III. Novel Vaccine Approaches --
Designing vaccines for pandemic influenza --
Attenuated influenza virus vaccines with modified NS1 proteins --
DNA Vaccines against Influenza viruses --
Recombinant proteins produced in insect cells --
Influenza neuraminidase as a vaccine antigen --
Recombinant vectors as influenza vaccines --
Influenza virus-like particles as pandemic vaccines --
Pandemic influenza vaccines --
Adjuvants for pandemic influenza vaccines --
Part IV. Novel Approaches of Vaccine Delivery --
Transcutaneous immunization with influenza vaccines --
Microneedle-based vaccines --
Part V. Vaccine Evaluation, Production and Distribution --
Animal models for evaluation of influenza vaccines --
Immunosenescence and influenza vaccine efficacy --
Vaccines for pandemic influenza: summary of recent clinical trials --
Considerations for licensure of influenza vaccines with pandemic and pre-pandemic indications --
Strategies for broad global access to pandemic influenza --
Prioritization of pandemic influenza vaccine: rationale and strategy for decision-making.
Series Title: Current topics in microbiology and immunology, 333.
Responsibility: edited by Richard W. Compans, Walter A. Orenstein.


Concerns about pandemic preparedness have greatly stimulated research activities to develop eff- tive vaccines for pandemic influenza viruses, and to overcome the limitations inh- ent in current  Read more...


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