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A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Bob, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Bob

    Bob

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    Ebola vaccine is 'potential game-changer'
    BBC News
    31st July 2015
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33733711

    "A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection and could transform the way Ebola is tackled, preliminary results suggest."
     
  2. Mary

    Mary Senior Member

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    @Bob - wow - that's great news! (the medical powers-that-be can move fast when they want to ....)
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I just hope they can move fast when good treatments for ME start being scientifically vaiidated.

    Stopping Ebola could save millions. For those in Ebola zones this could be fantastic. I do hope they properly safety test it before rolling it out across Africa though.
     
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    So why on Earth isn't someone considering creating a coxsackievirus B / echovirus vaccine, that would stand a very good chance of preventing most cases of ME/CFS, apart from those triggered by EBV, and a few rarer ME/CFS-associated pathogens.

    Or is only death considered serious, but a lifetime wasted to ME/CFS is just considered medically trivial, not worth bothering about. There's only 17 million of us ME/CFS patients worldwide, languishing in miserable limbo, so I guess they think it's not worth developing a vaccine for us.


    Though even if medical authorities only consider death as serious enough to pull their fingers out and get on with it, in the following thread I calculated that coxsackievirus B is probably killing 36,000 people per year in the US alone, by precipitating sudden heart attacks, likely due to coxsackievirus B heart infection:

    Coxsackievirus B vaccine appears feasible, and might conceivably abolish ME/CFS in future

    I actually had experience of such virally-induced heart attacks: as the enterovirus which triggered my ME/CFS spread to friends, family and acquaintances, it precipitated sudden heart attacks in three previously very healthy people. One of them died, another had viral myocarditis for many months after.

    It amazes me sometimes how slow medical science is in putting two and two together when it comes to apparent infectious pathogenic causes of death and disease.
     
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    adreno PR activist

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    That's probably how they intend to safety test it.
     
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    Sadly that has been the issue with seasonal vaccines, and to some extent with many other vaccines.
     
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    Sad, but true.
     
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    Large Donner Senior Member

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    alex3619 said:
     
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