Vaccines for viral diseases

Ivan D. Camacho, Brian Berman

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Abstract

Vaccination against viral agents has considerably alleviated the burden associated with viral diseases and has saved millions of lives worldwide. Global vaccination eradicated diseases like polio and other vaccines have led to a significant decline in infection rates and related complications of viral diseases. Important criteria for a disease to be susceptible of global elimination are that the disease is specific to humans and that there are no animal reservoirs for the infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPreventive Dermatology
PublisherSpringer London
Pages205-209
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781849960205
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

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Camacho, I. D., & Berman, B. (2010). Vaccines for viral diseases. In Preventive Dermatology (pp. 205-209). Springer London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84996-021-2_18