Vaccination Case Study

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Disease is a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment (“The Definition of Disease”). Disease has been around for as long as humans can go back, and because of the many viruses and bacteria present in almost all things (animals, plants, and people) it is quite impossible to completely avoid. Although viruses and bacteria can not completely be avoided, they can, however, be somewhat slowed down or prevented in most human beings -- this is where vaccinations come into action. Vaccinations have saved many children, teens, and adults from obtaining deathly diseases throughout history. Now, although vaccinations have reduced the amount of viruses spread throughout the world, studies have shown that these vaccines can be …show more content…
While researchers are hard at work studying the microbe, geneticists are examining the same type of microbe, but instead are taking a closer look at the genes of the specific microbe. Also going on during this time would be the exploration of the relationship between the microbe and the immune system -- this job is done by immunologists. The jobs of the immunologists is to discover why the immune system does not always get rid of the specific virus, and also try to find the antigens that are found in the microbe that seem to prompt the immune system. While this is all going on, there are other scientists who are examining the toxin that is discharged by the microbe. After most or all of the steps have been completed, scientists can begin trial and error experiments of different vaccinations that could possibly fight off the microbes in the body (Alan Cantwell Jr.,

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