Clinical Trials Related to Vaccines
A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body’s immune system to recognize the agent as a threat, destroy it, and recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that the body later encounters.
Participate in a clinical trial to help find new vaccine modalities.
Dr. Kingsley, CEO of IACT Health, explains biologics and why you shouldn’t be scared of them in the following interview for the blog, SennSays.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that can infect people of all ages. Most people never have symptoms of CMV. However, the virus can cause health problems for some babies whose mothers become infected with CMV during pregnancy.
Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals. Some types can cause severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Healthy adults usually recover from infection with E. coli typically within a week, but young children and older adults have a greater risk of developing a life-threatening form of kidney failure.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at higher risk of serious flu complications.
RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. In fact, RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs) in children younger than 1 year of age in the United States. It is also a significant cause of respiratory illness in older adults.
Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) Vaccine
Pneumococcal disease refers to any illness caused by pneumococcal bacteria. These bacteria can cause many types of illnesses, including pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs. Pneumococcal bacteria are one of the most common causes of pneumonia. Anyone can get pneumococcal disease, but children under 2 years old, people with certain medical conditions or other risk factors, and adults 65 years or older are at the highest risk.