> From: mkrol at macc.wisc.edu (Micky Krol)
> Subject: Re: Efficacy of vaccines info?
> In article <jwayne.798171503 at mars>, you wrote:
>> > OK, all of you virii gurus. I've been encountering more and
> > more arguments that are anti-vaccine,
> > Examples:
> > a) 1942: Hepatitus vaccination in the military resulted in
> > the worst hep epidemic in US - over 50,000 cases.
>> True. This led to improved regulation of vaccines by the FDA.
Not true: there was no heptitis vaccine then; what I have been
teaching my students since 1981 is that, apart from highlighting the
role of the US Army in spreading disease ( B-)), this shows the
necessity for checking that vaccines are not stabilised with
contaminated serum. And it was a yellow fever vaccine that was so
stabilised in this case.
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