đź›‘ Assessment of iatrogenic transmission of HCV in Southern Italy: was the cause the Salk polio vaccination?
“Since the first studies on hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence were published, it has been evident that southern Italy is an area of hyperendemicity. A recent study conducted in southern Italy suggested that the high prevalence of HCV infection might be the result of past iatrogenic transmission. Polio vaccination with the parenteral Salk vaccine between 1956 and 1965 by multiple use of unsafe glass syringes may have been one of the major causes of the spread of HCV infection among southern Italian adults who are now older than 40 years of age. Persons born between the 1940s and early 1960s have a nearly 3-fold increased risk of HCV seropositivity than the younger age group. The findings are consistent with a cohort effect of exposure to the Salk parenteral vaccination.”
Autoimmune hepatitis type 2 following anti-papillomavirus vaccination in a 11-year-old girl.
Fever, jaundice, and multiple organ system failure associated with 17D-derived yellow fever vaccination, 1996-2001.
“At the June 2001 meeting of the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP), seven cases of multiple organ system failure (MOSF) in recipients of 17D-derived yellow fever (YF) vaccine were presented.”
Fulminant hepatitis and multisystem organ failure following yellow fever vaccination: description of a fatal case.
No abstract available.
Hepatitis and death following vaccination with 17D-204 yellow fever vaccine.
Hepatitis B vaccination and adult associated gastrointestinal reactions: a follow-up analysis.
Vaccination as a triggering event for autoimmune hepatitis.
The XIX century smallpox prevention in Naples and the risk of transmission of human blood-related pathogens.
“Although Galbiati established the retro-vaccination (1803) and developed the “calf” lymph vaccine, recognized and implemented since 1864 as the optimal smallpox vaccine in the following hundred years, Naples general population was mainly vaccinated with “human” lymph from abandoned children until 1893. Mini-epidemics of syphilis and serum hepatitis were periodically reported as results of arm-to-arm procedure. The risk of transmission of blood-related pathogens was higher in Naples where >80% of abandoned children, used as repository of cowpox virus, were dying in their first year of life.”