Prevention of Respiratory Infections by Vaccination

  • R. Van Furth
Part of the New Perspectives in Clinical Microbiology book series (NPCM, volume 4)


Vaccination can be defined as the induction of protective immunity by the application of living or dead micro-organisms or their products. Vaccines against various bacterial and viral pathogens are available and research in respect of certain protozoal infections is encouraging, but it will be a long time before we have vaccines against fungal infections and multicellular microorganisms.


Pneumococcal Vaccine Pneumococcal Vaccination Whooping Cough Recurrent Otitis Medium Hyperimmune Serum 
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