Vaccine-preventable diseases

Torresi, Joseph, Virk, Abinash, and Zuckerman, Jane N. (2015) Vaccine-preventable diseases. In: Zuckerman, Jane N., Brunette, Gary W., and Leggat, Peter A., (eds.) Essential Travel Medicine. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, pp. 131-163.

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International travel exposes travellers to many hazards, including those which cause infectious disease. The administration of travel vaccines tailored to meet the specific needs of a traveller is one of the most important components of a travel health consultation. To ensure that the appropriate travel vaccines are administered safely, with consideration given to the contraindications, it is essential to have an understanding of the immunologiccial mechanisms by which vaccines exert their effects, as well as and also knowledge of the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable infectious disease, including current surveillance information regarding outbreaks of infectious diseases. The prevention by vaccination of Japanese encephalitis, rabies, and yellow fever requires considered deliberation with respect to contraindications, potential adverse events, and, with rabies specifically, an understanding of the administration of pre- and post post-exposure schedules of vaccination. As a consequence, these three specific infectious disease deserve greater focus and are referenced in this chapter to other dedicated sections of this book where they are described in more appropriate detail. This chapter seeks to address these important issues by discussing the different aspects of the immunological process, the correct storage and subsequent administration of, the schedules, contraindications and adverse events associated with vaccines, and as well as information as to where to access additional and current guidance can be accessed.

Item ID: 39189
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-118-59736-1
Keywords: vaccination; immunizsation; immunology; travel vaccine-preventable diseases
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 03:07
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1107 Immunology > 110799 Immunology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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