Immunization Safety Review: Sv40 Contamination of Polio Vaccine and Cancer

Immunization Safety Review: Sv40 Contamination of Polio Vaccine and Cancer

By: Immunization Safety Review Committee (author), National Academy of Sciences (author), Institute of Medicine (author), Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (author), Marie C. McCormick (editor), Kathleen Stratton (editor), Donna A. Almario (editor)Paperback

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The Immunization Safety Review Committee was established by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to evaluate the evidence on possible causal associations between immunizations and certain adverse outcomes, and to then present conclusions and recommendations. The committee's mandate also includes assessing the broader societal significance of these immunization safety issues. While all the committee members share the view that immunization is generally beneficial, none of them has a vested interest in the specific immunization safety issues that come before the group. The committee reviews three immunization safety review topics each year, addressing each one at a time. In this fifth report in a series, the committee examines the hypothesis that exposure to polio vaccine contaminated with simian virus 40 (SV40), a virus that causes inapparent infection in some monkeys, can cause certain types of cancer.

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Kathleen Stratton, Donna A. Almario, and Marie C. McCormick, Editors, Immunization Safety Review Committee


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 Immunization Safety Review: SV40 Contamination of Polio Vaccine and Cancer; 4 Appendix A: Committee Recommendations and Conclusions from Previous Reports; 5 Appendix B: Agenda; 6 Appendix C: Chronology of Important Events Regarding Vaccine Safety

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/11/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780309086103
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 102
  • ID: 9780309086103
  • weight: 204
  • ISBN10: 0309086108

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