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« on: October 28, 2008, 02:35:14 am »
Another successful vaccine.
http://children.webmd.com/vaccines/news/20081027/rotavirus-vaccine-a-success-story

"A vaccine against rotavirus, an infectious disease that causes potentially deadly diarrhea in infants, has led to a remarkable drop in hospitalizations and visits to the emergency room, researchers say.

Since it was introduced two years ago, the RotaTeq vaccine has cut the number of new rotavirus cases by 66% to 100%, according to a number of studies."

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Re: Oh look
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 02:40:08 am »
Another successful vaccine.
http://children.webmd.com/vaccines/news/20081027/rotavirus-vaccine-a-success-story

"A vaccine against rotavirus, an infectious disease that causes potentially deadly diarrhea in infants, has led to a remarkable drop in hospitalizations and visits to the emergency room, researchers say.

Since it was introduced two years ago, the RotaTeq vaccine has cut the number of new rotavirus cases by 66% to 100%, according to a number of studies."

Excellent timing for who's birthday it is tomorrow.

Hint: the man who saved the children.
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Re: Oh look
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 04:23:21 am »
Damn, I came here for cupcakes but this is good news.

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Re: Oh look
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 04:40:51 am »
My daughter got this vaccine a couple of months ago.  No side effects aside from the normal small fever and crankiness and no hospital visits either.  Glad to see that they've got rotavirus under control. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 04:49:49 am »
Fine, since no one has guessed it.

Jonas Salk, the inventor of the Polio Vaccine, and with the help from another european gentlement that perfected it further, Polio is largely extinct in the modern world. It also led to the current understanding of vaccines and a slew of other medications that came along after.


The cautionary tale is this: just because its gone, doesn't mean its gone, so keep giving kids vaccines, because if the standards laps, the epidemic spreads again.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008, 06:21:07 am »
So how come nobody gets smallpox vaccines any more?
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2008, 07:23:25 am »
So how come nobody gets smallpox vaccines any more?
There's no need to.  It was completely eradicated (except for 2 lab specimens) back in the 70's.  If you're worried about catching it you can always go find a cow with cowpox.
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2008, 03:40:01 pm »
So how come nobody gets smallpox vaccines any more?
There's no need to.  It was completely eradicated (except for 2 lab specimens) back in the 70's.  If you're worried about catching it you can always go find a cow with cowpox.

Its all around us, and there are still some cases here and there in the world now and then. There isn't the fleas and rats problem needed, however, for it to become an epidemic in this part of the world. People in the US don't live in shit, usually.
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2008, 04:08:59 pm »
I think you've mixed up smallpox with bubonic plague, Kai.  Smallpox has been completely eradicated from nature. 
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2008, 04:11:26 pm »
Yeah. 

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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2008, 04:40:42 pm »
I think you've mixed up smallpox with bubonic plague, Kai.  Smallpox has been completely eradicated from nature. 

Ah yes, thank you.
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Re: Oh look
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2008, 04:43:25 pm »
Yeah. 

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We need cupcakes to administer vaccines instead of shots.  Sure, there's work being done on edible vaccines, but they aren't cupcakes dammit!