Vaccination Studies

Smallpox

Smallpox is an acute contagious disease, caused by the Variola virus. The eradication of smallpox is one of the greatest success stories of the World Health Organization (WHO). However, there is still need for further research into the virus and better vaccines. CRS is involved in it.

INFLUENZA (FLU)

Influenza or flu is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus. Besides influenza virus type A there are types B, C, and D, all RNA viruses. They all are subdivided into subtypes or serotypes and generate various strains, which may differ in their pathogenicity.

ENCEPHALITIS

An encephalitis often results from a virus infection. Thus, the Japanese encephalitis (JE) is caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). JE is one of the most significant forms of epidemic viral encephalitis and can be prevented by vaccination.

Rabies

Rabies is caused by an infection with a Lyssavirus. It spreads mainly among animals. Humans can get rabies when they are scratched or bitten by infected animals, which is virtually 100 % fatal. However, rabies can be prevented by vaccination – easily and safely.

PNEUMONIA

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can be caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses or fungi. Patients with an acute bacterial pneumonia can be treated with antibiotics. However, pneumonia prevention by immunization with a vaccine is to be preferred.

NICOTINE

Smoking cigarettes regularly leads to tobacco dependence and nicotine addiction. To overcome this researchers have focused on finding a vaccine against nicotine. The results clearly confirm immunotherapy as a novel approach for the treatment of nicotine addiction.

HYPERTENSION

Hypertension is a global health issue and can cause illness and death. Although effective antihypertensive treatment is available, the effectiveness is commonly undermined by patients’ poor medication adherence. An active immunization could cure this problem.

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