Posts Tagged ‘vaccine’

The History of Hepatitis A

The World Health Organization identifies Hepatitis A as one of the oldest known diseases the humankind has faced. First discovered by Steven M.Feinstone back in 1973, Hepatitis A was called various names since it started infecting people (epidemic jaundice, epidemic hepatitis, catarrhal jaundice and infectious hepatitis). WHO defined hepatitis as spherical, non-developed, positive stranded RNA […]

Controversy over HPV Vaccines

Human papillomavirus or HPV has haunted the mankind for so long, spreading over 170 strains and infecting millions of people worldwide. Even though the majority of these strains are actually harmless, many have serious effects on the person’s health. Take for example the subtypes 6 and 11. These lead to genital warts. Subtype 18 leads […]