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Vaccine Linked To 'dramatic' Drop In Cervical Disease

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spathiphyllum | 10:52 Fri 05th Apr 2019 | News
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47803975

This is absolutely fantastic news, go science

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Be good when boys are made to have the vaccine..as it is them that carry and pass on the virus to girls which is generally known to be the cause of cervical cancer. Seems totally unfair to concentrate on girls at the moment.
mally,no one is made to have it!
....also its the same as contraception..... I mean you can't tell if the boy has been vaccinated or not so there is not the same guarantee that the girl will be protected as ther is if she has been vaccinated herself.
oh...just reread the article...its arguable that the boys are on the unfair end of the deal as it is also protective against HPV caused cancers in other areas, mouth and throat and anal cancer for instance.
Given that the male of the species doesn't have a cervix, Mallyj, it's probably a better idea to protect those who could develop disease in the first instance.

The news is never good enough eh?
My granddaughter (15) has just recently had this vaccination at school.
// Seems totally unfair to concentrate on girls at the moment...//
oh god was this written by a pouting thirteen year old?

I was amazed - HPV is a DNA virus - they ( but not only them) get into the host DNA and ride along with it. Latency.
Vaccines against DNA ( er latent) viruses havent been that successful in the past. Herpes springs to mind (*)

so a very pleasant surprise and like all important discoveries - totally unexpected.

(*) how do I know so much about latent DNA viruses? two years at Porton Down 1970 researching Monkey B.
Recovery of herpes simiae (B virus) from both primary and latent infections in rhesus monkeys.Vizoso AD, et al.
Br J Exp Pathol. 1975
HPV causes all sorts of things for both sexes, boys do not 'give it to girls' thus giving them cervical cancer more than women give it to men through oral sex and cause the throat cancer.
It's a problem for humans and in an ideal world both sexes would be vaccinated and protected equally.
// The news is never good enough eh?// duggie

duggie please ! men can be botches ......
Sorry Pete you weren't there when I started typing :) x

Where is spath our medical expert when we need him?
as long as the spelling expert is here, it's all good
never mind cal
I read all your posts anyway
where are the rabid anti-vaxxers?
all ask....( thx to Ernest Bramah n Kai Lung)
Who's the "et al" in that article? I found a copy of the text and it only listed Vizoso.
Fanks Pete, glad someone does :) x
Petah, I read all your posts completely, but upside down and reflected in a mirror...You see, I spent time at Bletchley Park also:)
// Who's the "et al" in that article? I found a copy of the text and it only listed Vizoso.//
do you realise you are the only person who has asked me any question on that since .... 1975 ?

Peacock was one - the rest I cant remember

techies werent co-authors not then, not now. getting a co-author on a paper whilst an undergraduate was very special, very rare .... and I didnt manage it.
Neither did Leenda - the lovely lab lady - she deserved it more than I did. But since you Jim are the first etc..... I cant say that my career suffered .....
// Petah, I read all your posts ......( amusing codey bit intervenes) ...You see, I spent time at Bletchley Park also:)//

this is a coded message innit?

( the difference being, I DID spend time at Porton Down and er you didnt spend time at BP)
There's very little that the Anti-Vaxxers haven't touched in truth. Plenty misinformation about this Vaccine too.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/24/anti-vaxxers-spread-misinformation-on-social-media-report

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