Immediate responses to new infections and the rapid development of a vaccine strategy

Edwina J. Wright, Catriona A. McLean, Steven Wesselingh

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Abstract

As we have experienced with the recent epidemic of the virulent coronavirus (SARS), new pathogens will continue to challenge us. New pathogens that infect the nervous system provide even greater challenges to clinicians and medical researchers because of the inherent difficulties in the diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system (CNS) infections. In this chapter, we have attempted to provide a guide to the immediate response to a new neurological infectious disease challenge. What would be required to identify and treat affected individuals appropriately and what is required to protect the public. We have also examined the potential for the rapid development of protective vaccines, as ultimately, a vaccination program is the most effective and efficient public health strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Neurological Infections
PublisherCRC Press
Pages471-492
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780849340871
ISBN (Print)9780824754235
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Wright, E. J., McLean, C. A., & Wesselingh, S. (2005). Immediate responses to new infections and the rapid development of a vaccine strategy. In Emerging Neurological Infections (pp. 471-492). CRC Press.