To understand the relation between vaccines and autism, one must understand what Autism Spectrum Disorder is. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disability encountered by children and young adults during their developmental stages. It results from discrepancies in the functions of the brain.
Physician Andrew Wakefield reported in 1998 that the measles vaccine leads to autism. Even though his research was discredited, the damage was done and there came a fall in measles vaccinations due to which the prevalence of measles increased.
To control the spread of a disease, the scientific community introduced the concept of "herd immunity," which recommends the vaccination of a large population, be it for flu or measles. It is believed that vaccinated people become obstructions in cases of outbreaks, as diseases can’t be transmitted through them to other people.
Since their discovery in the 18th Century, vaccines have been a boon to medicine in its fight against deadly infectious diseases despite skeptical claims against it. They have controlled several and eradicated a number of infections globally.
The Centre for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) has provided information regarding the usage and storage of temperature-sensitive bio-products during power failures or floods. People should pay attention before using a product since it is mandatory to check expiry status.
Flu vaccine producing pharma giants plan to supply millions of additional doses produced using futuristic manufacturing processes instead of conventional egg-based procedures, as they ship their first doses of flu-vaccine for the impending season.
A massive new study led by scientists at the University of Liverpool, UCL, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and partners in Malawi has become the foremost to offer population-level substantiation from a low-income country that rotavirus vaccination decreased diarrhea deaths in infants by 34%.
WHO officials have not yet pinpointed the strain of Ebola that is responsible for the death of 20 people and has infected four more, including two health workers. They are uncertain whether it could be the Zaire, Sudan or Bundibugyo strain.
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