Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health
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Resources for Vaccine & Human Immunity

The following web sites and news articles have been selected as resources for additional information. These links are not part of the Marian Koshland Science Museum web site. The National Academies does not endorse and is not responsible for material found on external sites. The links will open in a separate window.

Science NOW Magazine
Weapon Against Smallpox Aimed at Cancer
A virus that was instrumental in eradicating smallpox is now showing promise as a potential cancer treatment.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Flu
The CDC has provided this website for individuals to access information about the common flu, protection methods against it, and information for those in the medical field.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ten Things You Need to Know about Immunizations
This short CDC article provides information about The Ten Things You Need to Know about Immunizations, detailing the most important ones to keep up with and for children to take.

National Academies Press
Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism (2004)
The 2004 Academies publication, Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism, discusses the link between autism and the Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccine, refuting this causal relationship and providing supporting research to their conclusion.

National Institutes of Health
Vaccine Research
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a subgroup of the National Institutes of Health, provides a webpage that is dedicated towards providing information about current vaccine research.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vaccines
The Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a website that includes information about childhood vaccines and immunizations for parents.

World Health Organization
Vaccines
The World Health Organization's webpage on vaccines addresses efforts that are taking place around the world related to vaccine research and efforts.

World Health Organization
Immunization
The World Health Organization's webpage on Immunizations, Vaccines, and Biologicals presents information about immunization efforts, standards, and research taking place worldwide.

National Academies Press
Vaccines Against Malaria (1996)
This 1996 National Academies publication, Vaccines Against Malaria, discusses the results of a workshop of the same title addressing malarial vaccine research and development, and recommendations for the US government on ways to effectively develop and distribute effective vaccines to ameliorate the effects of malaria worldwide.

National Academies Press
Research Strategies for Assessing Adverse Events Associated with Vaccines: A Workshop Summary (1994)
The 1994 Academies' study, Research Strategies for Assessing Adverse Events Associated with Vaccines: A Workshop Summary, compiled collective research on negative health impacts of childhood vaccines and the lack of evidence for correlation between the two.

Public Broadcasting System
Vanishing Vaccine
This PBS NewsHour Extra video clip discusses the impacts of a flu vaccine shortage and what doctors and scientists are doing to address the situation.

Public Broadcasting System
Rx for Survival: Vaccines and How They Work
This PBS series, Rx For Survival, provides a link to a short video clip titled, Vaccines and How They Work, which highlights the research of Edward Jenner on cowpox and how his discovery of a vaccine changed the world.

National Academies Press
Adverse Events Following Childhood Vaccines: Evidence Bearing on Causality (1994)
In the 1994 Academies' study, Adverse Events Following Childhood Vaccines: Evidence Bearing on Causality, the National Academies did a review of the research available on negative effects of childhood vaccines and made recommendations for some possible ways around them.

National Academies Press
Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines (1991)
http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309044995
The 1991 Academies' study, Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines, reviews material on negative impacts of the pertussis and rubella vaccines on people.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Evolution of Vaccines
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a subgroup of the National Institutes of Health, provides a fact sheet that is dedicated towards providing information about how vaccines have changed over time and the factors contributing to that.

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