Wistar Wire: Vaccines

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A decade ago, if someone told me that we might willingly sacrifice our collective immunity to pertussis—whooping cough—I would likely have considered that person to possess a dark view of humanity. Sadly, I would have been wrong to do so.
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The Wistar community has lost a respected colleague in H Fred Clark, D.V.M, Ph.D., who died this past weekend after a long illness. Fred was one of a mighty triumvirate of researchers, including Stanley Plotkin, M.D., and Paul Offit, M.D., who are chiefly responsible for the rotavirus vaccine Rotateq, which has made a tremendous difference in the health of children here in the US and around the world.
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Wistar's Scott Hensley shares his thoughts with the Philadelphia Inquirer on the possible reasons behind this year's abnormally mild flu season, which the Inquirer calls "the kindest flu season in 29 years."
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A recent study of four adenovirus vectors by Hildegund C. J. Ertl, M.D., professor and leader of Wistar’s Immunology Program and director of Wistar’s Vaccine Center, offers evidence that chimpanzee adenoviruses, and not those that typically infect humans, might make for the next generation of vaccine vectors.
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