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Immunologic Factors

Eric A. Engels and Allan Hildesheim

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

The immune response is a highly complex system that has developed to protect individuals from morbidity and mortality induced by exogenous exposures, including infections. As summarized in this ... More


Introduction to the Principles of Immunology

Michael B. A. Oldstone

in Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190056780
eISBN:
9780197523292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056780.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses how the human immune system combats viruses, either by spontaneously eliminating infections or by becoming stimulated via vaccination to prevent viral diseases. The proteins in ... More


HIV vaccines: development and future use

José Esparza, Marie-Louise Chang, and Helene D Gayle

in The HIV Pandemic: Local and Global Implications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237401
eISBN:
9780191723957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

A safe, effective, and accessible preventive vaccine represents the best long-term hope for the control of the HIV pandemic. The development of an HIV vaccine, however, has faced a number of ... More


Hantavirus

Michael B. A. Oldstone

in Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190056780
eISBN:
9780197523292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056780.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter looks at hantavirus in detail. Hantaviruses are among the infectious agents currently found in the United States with the potential of causing plagues. Generally, symptoms are fever, ... More


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