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Edited by Farhat Afrin

Taibah University, Saudi Arabia


Hassan Hemeg

Taibah University

Microbes that elude host's defenses and have developed resistance to the existing antibiotic arsenal continuously invade the human body. Cure for such diseases is inevitable as it may result in high morbidity and mortality, if not properly treated. Vaccination represents the most cost-effective way for disease prevention. Vaccines activate sentinels of the immune system including macrophages and T, B, and dendritic cells to release a battery of effector molecules and cytokines and ward off infection. For long-lasting protection, the memory cells also need to be evoked. This book encompasses biotechnological vaccines in clinical use, cocooning, disease resurgence postvaccination and other vaccine adverse effects, prospects of therapeutic versus prophylactic vaccines, and design of effective vaccines using bioinformatic tools and engineering molecular pattern interactions.

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VaccinesEdited by Farhat Afrin

Published: September 6th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65856

ISBN: 978-953-51-3476-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3475-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4664-3

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

15169 Total Chapter Downloads

24 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

51 Dimensions Citations


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1. Cocoon Strategy of Vaccinations: Benefits and Limitations

By Aneta Nitsch-Osuch


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2. Prophylactic and Therapeutic Vaccines against Human Papillomavirus Infections

By Carlos Rosales and Ricardo Rosales


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3. Anogenital Warts: New Opportunities for Prevention and Treatment

By Andrey Dmitrievich Protasov, Alexander Victorovich Zhestkov, Yuriy Vladimirovich Tezikov, Igor Stanislavovich Lipatov, Mikhail Petrovich Kostinov and Natal’ya Evgenievna Lavrent’eva


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4. The Efficacy of Immunoadjuvant-Containing Influenza Vaccines in Pregnancy

By Kostinov Mikhail Petrovich, Cherdantsev Alexander Petrovich, Shmitko Anna Dmitrievna, Akhmatova Nelly Kimovna, Kostinova Aristitsa Mikhailovna, Praulova Darya Alexandrovna, Polyschuk Valentina Borisovna, Protasov Andrey Dmitrievich, Zhestkov Alexander Victorovich and Tezikov Yuriy Vladimirovich


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5. Biotechnologies Applied in Biomedical Vaccines

By Yuan‐Chuan Chen, Hwei‐Fang Cheng, Yi‐Chen Yang and Ming‐ Kung Yeh


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6. The Use of Planar Electromagnetic Fields in Effective Vaccine Design

By Adrián Cortés, Jonathan Coral, Colin McLachlan and Ricardo Benítez


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7. The Impact of Bioinformatics on Vaccine Design and Development

By Ribas‐Aparicio Rosa María, Castelán‐Vega Juan Arturo, Jiménez‐ Alberto Alicia, Monterrubio‐López Gloria Paulina and Aparicio‐ Ozores Gerardo


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8. Immunization against Pertussis: An Almost Solved Problem or a Headache in Public Health

By Waldely de Oliveira Dias, Ana Fabíola R.O. Prestes, Priscila S. Cunegundes, Eliane P. Silva and Isaias Raw


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9. Adverse Events Related to Vaccination (VAEs): How to Manage the Further Doses of Immunization and Parents’ Hesitancy

By Guido Castelli Gattinara, Elena Bellelli, Donatella F. Angelone, Veronica Santilli and Luciana Nicolosi


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