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Lessons from Vaccinia Virus Post-Exposure Prophylaxis: Insights into Control of Diseases and Epidemics

Abstract The concept of vaccination dates back further than Edward Jenner's first vaccine using cowpox pustules to confer immunity against smallpox in 1796. Nevertheless, it was Jenner's success that gave vaccines their name and made vaccinia virus (VACV) of particular interest. More than 200 years later there is still the need to understand vaccination from vaccine design to prediction of vaccine efficacy using mathematical models. Post-exposure vaccination with VACV has been suggested to be effective if administered within four days of smallpox exposure although this has not been definitively studied in humans. The first and second chapters analyze post-exposure prophylaxis of VACV in an animal model using v50ΔB13RMγ, a r... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Holechek, Susan Anthoanet (Author) / Jacobs, Bertram L (Advisor) / Castillo-Chavez, Carlos (Committee member) / Frasch, Wayne (Committee member) / Hogue, Brenda (Committee member) / Stout, Valerie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Virology / Molecular biology / Immunology / Dengue / E3L / Interferon / Post-exposure / Poxvirus / Vaccinia virus
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 192 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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