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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432196/the-case-against-libertarian-arguments-for-compulsory-vaccination
#1
Justin Bernstein
In a recent paper in this journal, Jason Brennan correctly notes that libertarians struggle to justify a policy of compulsory vaccination. The most straightforward argument that justifies compulsory vaccination is that such a policy promotes welfare. But libertarians cannot make this argument because they claim that the state is justified only in protecting negative rights, not in promoting welfare. I consider two representative libertarian attempts to justify compulsory vaccination, and I argue that such arguments are unsuccessful...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431124/childhood-vaccinations-and-risk-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-in-children
#2
Signe Holst Søegaard, Klaus Rostgaard, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Mads Kamper-Jørgensen, Marie Hargreave, Henrik Hjalgrim, Anders Hviid
Background: It has been proposed that childhood vaccinations protect against acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in children by modulation of future responses to common infections in childhood. However, the available studies provide inconsistent findings, and population-based cohort studies with longitudinal information on vaccinations are lacking. Methods: In a register-based cohort of all children born in Denmark from 1 January 1990 to 31 December 2008, followed up until age 15 years or 31 December 2009 ( n  = 1 225 404), we evaluated exposure to childhood vaccination and risk of childhood ALL, including information on ALL subtypes...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417300/a-live-gi-ge-deleted-pseudorabies-virus-prv-protects-weaned-piglets-against-lethal-variant-prv-challenge
#3
Yue Yin, Zhiwen Xu, Xiaowan Liu, Ping Li, Fan Yang, Jun Zhao, Yi Fan, Xiangang Sun, Ling Zhu
Emerging pseudorabies virus (PRV) variant has led to frequent outbreaks of PRV infection among Bartha-K61-vaccinated swine population in Chinese swine farms and caused high mortality in pigs of all age since late 2011. Here, we generated a gE/gI-deleted PRV (rPRVXJ-delgI/gE-EGFP) based on PRV variant strain (PRV-XJ) through homologous DNA recombination. Compared to parental strain, rPRVXJ-delgI/gE-EGFP showed similar growth kinetics in vitro. Its safety and immunogenicity were evaluated in weaned piglets. Our results showed that piglets immunized with rPRVXJ-delgI/gE-EGFP did not exhibit any clinical symptoms, and a high level of gB-specific antibody was detected...
April 17, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413489/retrospective-review-of-epidemic-viral-pneumonia-cases-in-turkey-a-multicenter-study
#4
Mustafa Çörtük, Murat Acat, Onur Yazici, Zehra Yasar, Kemal Kiraz, Sena Yapicioglu Ataman, Elif Tanriverdi, Burcak Zitouni, Cenk Kirakli, Ozlem Ediboglu, Fevziye Tuksavul, Adem Dirican, Hale Kefeli Celik, Sevket Ozkaya, Erdogan Cetinkaya
Influenza A (H1N1) caused its first pandemic in 2009 in USA and Mexico. Since then, clinicians have exercised great care in order to make an early diagnosis of viral pneumonias. This is due in part to pandemic influenza A infection having greater impact on populations <65 years old than other viral strains, including seasonal influenza. Chest radiographies of those affected displayed a rapid progression of patchy infiltrates, and a large proportion of individuals required admission to intensive care units (ICU)...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410812/cd4-t-cells-support-establishment-of-rsv-specific-igg-and-iga-antibody-secreting-cells-in-the-upper-and-lower-murine-respiratory-tract-following-rsv-infection
#5
Robert E Sealy, Sherri L Surman, Julia L Hurwitz
The RSV vaccine field suffered a major set-back when children were vaccinated with a formalin-inactivated RSV vaccine (FI-RSV). Unexpectedly, the vaccinated children fared worse than unvaccinated children when they were naturally infected with RSV. Mouse models were then developed that implicated the CD4(+) T helper cell population as a contributor to adverse events. Today, the T cell is viewed with much caution in the RSV field, and its induction by vaccination is sometimes discouraged. Here we re-emphasize the beneficial role of the CD4(+) T cell...
May 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404469/hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-aseer-region-south-western-saudi-arabia-a-call-for-an-immediate-action-against-a-preventable-disease
#6
S M Al Humayed, A A El-Mekki, A A Mahfouz
OBJECTIVES: The present study was designed as a large-scale cross-sectional study to cast some light on the magnitude of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in Aseer Region, south-western Saudi Arabia, a region reported to be of the highest endemicity. METHODS: During the WHO hepatitis day of 2013, an aggressive health education campaign was launched in all the hospitals and primary health care centres in Aseer Region. Posters were distributed to encourage the local population to visit the health facilities to be tested for HBV...
February 2, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403085/is-rotavirus-still-a-major-cause-for-diarrheal-illness-in-hospitalized-pediatric-patients-after-rotavirus-vaccine-introduction-in-the-saudi-national-immunization-program
#7
Moustafa Abdelaal Hegazi, Mohamed Hesham Sayed, Haifa Hasan Sindi, Osama Elsayed Bekhit, Basem Salama El-Deek, Faisal M Yaqoub Alshoudri, Amroo Khaled Noorelahi
Previous studies in Jeddah, western Saudi Arabia, showed rotavirus (RV) prevalence around 40% in pediatric inpatients with gastroenteritis (GE) with a maximum level during cooler months. Currently, there are no data on impact of rotavirus vaccine (RVV) on RV-GE in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess impact of RVV on incidence and severity of RV-GE in hospitalized pediatric patients; 3 years after introduction of RVV in Saudi immunization program (SIP) in January, 2013.This cross-sectional observational study included GE cases under 5 years of age admitted to 2 tertiary hospitals, in Jeddah, from October to December, 2015...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399824/long-term-impact-of-self-financed-rotavirus-vaccines-on-rotavirus-associated-hospitalizations-and-costs-in-the-valencia-region-spain
#8
Alejandro Orrico-Sanchez, Mónica López-Lacort, Silvia Pérez-Vilar, Javier Díez-Domingo
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus vaccines are available in Spain from 2007. They are recommended by the Spanish Pediatric Association, but not funded by the National Health System (NHS) and its coverage rate reached 40-50%. The hospitalization rate reduction of rotavirus caused gastroenteritis (RVAGE) directly attributable to vaccination remains unclear due to the large differences described in published studies, ranging from 14 to 44.5% in children <5 years of age, even with similar vaccination coverage...
April 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399355/estimation-of-the-population-susceptibility-against-measles-in-slovakia
#9
Jana Zibolenová, Zuzana Chladná, Viera Švihrová, Tibor Baška, Iveta Waczulíková, Henrieta Hudečková
OBJECTIVE: In Slovakia, thanks to a highly effective vaccination programme, no domestic cases of measles have been reported since 1999. However, there are several outbreaks of measles currently hitting some countries in Europe. Difficulties in reaching the goal of measles elimination make it necessary to monitor the status of the population susceptibility to prevent similar outbreaks in the future. We hypothesize that immunity wanes overtime, which can substantially impact the population susceptibility...
March 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399059/rotavirus-vaccination-and-the-risk-of-celiac-disease-or-type-1-diabetes-in-finnish-children-at-early-life
#10
Vaarala Outi, Jokinen Jukka, Lahdenkari Mika, Leino Tuija
Rotavirus infection has been suggested as a trigger of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celiac disease (CD) related autoimmunity. We carried out a nationwide population-based cohort study evaluating whether prevention of rotavirus infection with vaccination affects the risk of CD and T1D diagnosed during 2009-2014 in Finnish children by comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated children in a cohort born in 2009-2010. Nationwide rotavirus vaccination records were collected from health-care databases during 2009-2011 and validated for a sample of 495 children born 7/2009-12/2009...
April 10, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394987/-acute-glomerulonephritis-with-hemodialysis-requirement-secondary-to-influenza-a-h1n1pdm09-infection-report-of-two-cases
#11
Diana Aceituno, Alberto Fica, Rodrigo Fasce, Winston Andrade, Carolina Díaz
Acute renal failure (ARF) requiring hemodialysis is not common among patients affected by influenza. We report two unvaccinated adult patients with smoking habit, which were admitted with severe influenza A H1N1pdm09 that evolved with shock and required mechanical ventilation. Both patients developed progressive renal failure with oliguria/anuria, associated with urinary of inflammatory sediment with proteinuria, microhematuria and in one case also with hypocomplementemia, suggesting acute glomerulonephritis...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387784/subacute-sclerosing-panencephalitis-the-devastating-measles-complication-that-might-be-more-common-than-previously-estimated
#12
Kristen A Wendorf, Kathleen Winter, Jennifer Zipprich, Rob Schechter, Jill K Hacker, Chris Preas, James D Cherry, Carol Glaser, Kathleen Harriman
Background: Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a fatal complication of measles. We reviewed California cases from 1998-2015 to understand risk factors for SPPE and estimate incidence. Methods: SSPE cases had clinically compatible symptoms and measles antibody detection in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or medical record documentation of SSPE. Cases were identified though a state death certificate search, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, or investigations for undiagnosed neurologic disease...
April 6, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385609/investigation-of-phosphorylated-adjuvants-co-encapsulated-with-a-model-cancer-peptide-antigen-for-the-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer-and-liver-metastasis
#13
Tyler J Goodwin, Leaf Huang
The lipid calcium phosphate nanoparticle is a versatile platform capable of encapsulating a wide range of phosphorylated molecules from single nucleotides to pDNA. The use of this platform has shown great success as an immunotherapeutic vaccine carrier, capable of delivering co-encapsulated phosphorylated adjuvants and peptides. Three potent vaccine formulations were investigated for anti-cancer efficacy. The phosphorylated adjuvants, CpG, 2'3'cGAMP, and 5'pppdsRNA were co-encapsulated with a model phosphorylated tumor specific peptide antigen (p-AH1-A5)...
April 3, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385589/lymphocyte-responses-of-rats-vaccinated-with-cdna-encoding-a-phosphoglycerate-kinase-of-fasciola-hepatica-fhpgk-and-f-hepatica-infection
#14
Agnieszka Wesołowska, Anna Zawistowska-Deniziak, Luke J Norbury, Przemysław Wilkowski, Anna M Pyziel, Wojciech Zygner, Halina Wędrychowicz
Lymphocyte responses in the blood, peritoneal fluid and both mesenteric and hepatic lymph nodes of cDNA-FhPGK/pCMV vaccinated and/or Fasciola hepatica infected rats of both sexes were investigated to provide an insight into the immune responses that develop in different body compartments. The immune response that developed in cDNA-FhPGK/pCMV vaccinated females contributed to partial protection against F. hepatica infection (54% reduction in fluke recovery), while more liver flukes were found in the livers and bile ducts of cDNA-FhPGK/pCMV vaccinated male rats than in unvaccinated animals (increase of 13%)...
April 3, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385539/th1-th2-balance-in-the-liver-and-hepatic-lymph-nodes-of-vaccinated-and-unvaccinated-sheep-during-acute-stages-of-infection-with-fasciola-hepatica
#15
I L Pacheco, N Abril, N Morales-Prieto, M J Bautista, R Zafra, A Escamilla, M T Ruiz, A Martínez-Moreno, J Pérez
The expression of IFNγ and IL4 was quantified using q-PCR in the liver and hepatic lymph nodes (HLN) of sheep during early stages of infection with Fasciola hepatica (1, 3, 9 and 18days post-infection, dpi). A group of animals (Group 1) were vaccinated with Fasciola hepatica recombinant cathepsin L1 (FhCL1) in montanide 70 VG prior to infection, a second group (group 2) was used as infected control and a third (group 3) was used as uninfected control. To study vaccine efficacy three additional groups were sacrificed 19 weeks post-infection (group 4 immunized with CL1, group 5 with the adjuvant and group 6 was used as infected control)...
March 25, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368471/effectiveness-of-early-measles-mumps-and-rubella-vaccination-among-6-14-month-old-infants-during-an-epidemic-in-the-netherlands-an-observational-cohort-study
#16
Tom Woudenberg, Nicoline A T van der Maas, Mirjam J Knol, Hester de Melker, Rob S van Binnendijk, Susan J M Hahné
Background.: Routinely, the first measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine dose is given at 14 months of age in the Netherlands. However, during a measles epidemic in 2013-2014, MMR vaccination was also offered to 6-14-month-olds in municipalities with <90% MMR vaccination coverage. We studied the effectiveness of the early MMR vaccination schedule. Methods.: Parents of all infants targeted for early MMR vaccination were asked to participate. When parent(s) suspected measles, their infant's saliva was tested for measles-specific antibodies...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368367/a-chinese-variant-marek-s-disease-virus-strain-with-divergence-between-virulence-and-vaccine-resistance
#17
Guo-Rong Sun, Yan-Ping Zhang, Hong-Chao Lv, Lin-Yi Zhou, Hong-Yu Cui, Yu-Long Gao, Xiao-le Qi, Yong-Qiang Wang, Kai Li, Li Gao, Qing Pan, Xiao-Mei Wang, Chang-Jun Liu
Marek's disease (MD) virus (MDV) has been evolving continuously, leading to increasing vaccination failure. Here, the MDV field strain BS/15 was isolated from a severely diseased Chinese chicken flock previously vaccinated with CVI988. To explore the causes of vaccination failure, specific-pathogen free (SPF) chickens vaccinated with CVI988 or 814 and unvaccinated controls were challenged with either BS/15 or the reference strain Md5. Both strains induced MD lesions in unvaccinated chickens with similar mortality rates of 85...
April 3, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362955/effectiveness-and-duration-of-protection-provided-by-the-live-attenuated-herpes-zoster-vaccine-in-the-medicare-population-ages-65-years-and-older
#18
Hector S Izurieta, Michael Wernecke, Jeffrey Kelman, Sarah Wong, Richard Forshee, Douglas Pratt, Yun Lu, Qin Sun, Christopher Jankosky, Philip Krause, Chris Worrall, Tom MaCurdy, Rafael Harpaz
Background: Tens of millions of seniors are at risk of herpes zoster (HZ) and its complications. Live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine (HZV) reduces that risk, although questions regarding effectiveness and durability of protection in routine clinical practice remain. We used Medicare data to investigate HZV effectiveness (VE) and its durability. Methods: This retrospective cohort study included beneficiaries ages ≥65 years during January 2007 through July 2014...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359226/prevention-of-fetal-infection-in-heifers-challenged-with-bovine-viral-diarrhoea-virus-type-1a-by-vaccination-with-a-type-1c-or-type-1a-vaccine
#19
R Packianathan, W J Clough, A Hodge, D K Holz, J Huang, G L Bryant, C Colantoni
AIMS: To evaluate a vaccine containing type 1c bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) virus for prevention of fetal infection in pregnant heifers when challenged with New Zealand BVD virus type 1a 6 months after vaccination, compared to unvaccinated heifers and heifers vaccinated with a vaccine containing type 1a BVD virus. METHODS: Fifty five crossbred Friesian heifers, free from BVD virus and antibody, were randomly allocated to three groups. Twenty five heifers were vaccinated twice with a vaccine containing type 1c BVD virus (T1c group), and 10 heifers with a vaccine containing type 1a BVD virus (T1a group), and 20 heifers were unvaccinated (NC group)...
May 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357379/hepatitis-b-virus-and-its-sexually-transmitted-infection-an-update
#20
REVIEW
Takako Inoue, Yasuhito Tanaka
incidence and prevalence: About 5% of the world's population has chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, and nearly 25% of carriers develop chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The prevalence of chronic HBV infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals is 5%-15%; HIV/HBV coinfected individuals have a higher level of HBV replication, with higher rates of chronicity, reactivation, occult infection, and HCC than individuals with HBV only. The prevalence of HBV genotype A is significantly higher among men who have sex with men (MSM), compared with the rest of the population...
September 5, 2016: Microbial Cell
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