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Vaccine, meningococcal: A vaccine to prevent meningococcal meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord due to bacterial infection by an organism called Neisseria meningitidis.
The symptoms of meningococcal meningitis include drowsiness, headache, high fever, sti...
Vaccine, oral polio
Vaccine, oral polio: See: Polio vaccine, oral....
Vaccine, rubella: A vaccine designed to prevent rubella, or German measles.
German measles was once seen merely as a child's unpleasant rite of passage. It was thought to be a mild malady that was usually over and done in three days. So what?
Then an outbreak of rubella began in 1964. It lasted t...
Vaccine, Sabin: The oral polio vaccine (OPV) developed by the Polish-born American microbiologist Albert B. Sabin (1906-93)....
Vaccine, Sabin polio
Vaccine, Sabin polio: See: Polio vaccine, oral....
Vaccine, Salk: Vaccine against poliomyelitis
named for Dr. Jonas Salk who developed and introduced it in 1955. It
was the first type of polio vaccine to become available. It was made
by cultivating three strains of the virus separately in monkey
tissue. The virus was separated from the tissue, ...
Vaccines: Microbial preparations of killed or
modified microorganisms that can stimulate an immune response in the
body to prevent future infection with similar microorganisms. These
preparations are usually delivered by injection....
Vaccinia: 1. The cowpox virus which is used to vaccinate against smallpox. 2. A cutaneous or systemic reaction to vaccination with the smallpox vaccine as, for example, in congenital vaccinia and progressive vaccinia....
Vaccinia adverse reaction
Vaccinia adverse reaction: See Smallpox vaccination adverse reaction....
Vaccinia gangrenosa: See Progressive vaccinia....
Vaccinia immune globulin
Vaccinia immune globulin: A
blood product rich in antibodies against vaccinia, the virus in the smallpox vaccine.
Vaccinia immune globulin (VIG) is the only known antidote to the complications
of vaccination. It is derived from the blood of people who have been vaccinated recently, usually within...
Vaccinia keratitis: Infection of the cornea due to implantation of vaccinia virus from a smallpox vaccination. People with pre-existing eye disease (particularly inflammatory diseases of the lids, conjunctiva and cornea) are particularly prone to implantation of the vaccinia virus from contact with ...
Vaccinia necrosum: See Progressive vaccinia....
Vaccinia, congenital: See Congenital vaccinia....
Vaccinia, disseminated: See Progressive vaccinia....