immunoprophylaxis


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immunoprophylaxis

[-prō′filak′sis]
the introduction of active immunization through vaccines or passive immunization through antisera.

immunoprophylaxis

Prevention of disease by the use of vaccines.

immunoprophylaxis (imˈ·my·nō·prōˈ·f·lakˑ·ss),

n prevention of illness by the introduction of active immunization by vaccines or passive immunization through antisera.

immunoprophylaxis

prevention of disease by the administration of vaccines or hyperimmune sera.
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from The Ohio State University, and co-authors from the, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Northern Ireland, and the Institute for Immunology and Immunoprophylaxis, Switzerland, describe the immunologic features of porcine circovirus type 2 infection.
Human herpesviruses: biology, therapy and immunoprophylaxis.
entitled "Evidence for Vaccine Synergy Between Borrelia burgdorferi Decorin Binding Protein A (DbpA) and Outer Surface Protein A (OspA) in the Mouse Model of Lyme Borreliosis," showed that the mechanisms of immunoprophylaxis provided by DbpA and OspA may complement each other when compared to immunoprophylaxis with either antigen alone.
At this time, there is no ideal treatment for chronic hepatitis C nor an effective immunoprophylaxis.
Human herpesviruses: biology, therapy, and immunoprophylaxis.
Immunoprophylaxis against respiratory viruses has received growing attention because viral infections (including influenza) are associated with many, if not most, episodes of AOM.
Studies on the morbidity of Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever before and after specific immunoprophylaxis [article in Bulgarian].
Failed postnatal immunoprophylaxis for hepatitis B: characteristics of maternal hepatitis B virus as risk factors.
Passive immunoprophylaxis with specific monoclonal antibody confers partial protection against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonitis in animal models.
Development and characterization of a severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus-neutralizing human monoclonal antibody that provides effective immunoprophylaxis in mice.
In: Immune responses in parasitic infections: immunology, immunopathology and immunoprophylaxis.
If the variable antigen is to be the target of immunoprophylaxis, the vaccine would likely need to be multivalent, perhaps to the point of impracticality.