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There are countless bacterial pathogens that cause disease in humans. Many of these bacterial infections not only cause significant morbidity and mortality in the human population but also cause a significant economic impact on society. Vaccines allow for reduction and potential eradication of such diseases. This article will review the currently approved(More)
Cervical and other cancers linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV) are a cause of significant morbidity and mortality. Since the discovery of HPV as a cause of these cancers, there has been much research and development in the field of HPV vaccination. Two current prophylactic vaccines have proved highly effective in preventing disease because of the(More)
In the past, the varicella zoster virus affected virtually the entire population and had substantial morbidity and mortality associated with both primary varicella and herpes zoster reactivation. Since the varicella vaccine was first approved in 1995, there has been a significant decline in incidence, morbidity, and mortality caused by primary varicella.(More)
BACKGROUND A phase 2 trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a topical antiviral, sorivudine, as an adjuvant to valacyclovir for the treatment of acute herpes zoster. METHODS In this randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial, 25 patients were treated with either sorivudine or placebo cream. All patients began 7 days of valacyclovir(More)
The innovation of vaccines has allowed for one of the greatest advancements in the history of public health. The first of the vaccines have been the antiviral vaccines, in particular the smallpox vaccine that was first developed by Edward Jenner in 1796. This article will review vaccination for the following viral diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, polio,(More)
One hundred and eighty-six males who had had 3 run-in visits entered the study with a supine diastolic BP 95-110 mm Hg. This was followed by 3 pretreatment and 3 post-treatment visits. One hundred and sixty patients were given advice to reduce sodium intake after visit 3, and twenty-six patients served as control. In the control group there were relatively(More)
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