Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

WHO/IVB/06.01

State of the art of new vaccine and development.

Although highly effective vaccines are available agaisnt a number of pathogens, the world's poorest are still suffering a heavy toll of premature death and disability from infectious diseases for which vaccines do not exist or else need to be improved. For these diseases,it is of crucial importance that vaccine R&D be considered as a priority. The present document represents an extensive analysis of the state of the art of vaccine R&D against infectious diseases of public health importance for which vaccines still are non-existant, or need substantial improvement.

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