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Adenovirus vaccine cut infections by a factor of 100

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Waverunner, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Waverunner

    Waverunner Senior Member

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    Does anyone know if this vaccine is also available for non-military people? It works pretty good.

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/boot-camp-bug

    The U.S. military has been fighting a battle with a common virus. Adenoviruses, which cause respiratory illnesses including some colds, plague boot camps. In the past, the viruses have infected 80 percent or more of new soldiers, spawning a potentially fatal flulike illness in some. A vaccine kept the virus in check for two decades but was discontinued in 1996, after a dispute between its maker — Wyeth Pharmaceuticals — and the U.S. Department of Defense. A new vaccine introduced by the DOD in 2011 has cut infections by a factor of 100, scientists report July 2 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
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    Is it unduly cynical for me to wonder if there's any correlation between the DOD testing that vaccine during the development phases, and prevalence of GWS? :rolleyes:
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    Waverunner Senior Member

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    Well, this should be easy to find out because it was discontinued from 1996 to 2011. Therefore I highly doubt, that it had influence on the prevalence of GWS.
  4. Valentijn

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    The new one was "introduced" in 2011. Which means it was in development for a while prior to that.

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