Rept. no. 3 (Annual) 15 Jun 76-14 Jun 77,
AGOUZA SERUM AND VACCINE INST CAIRO (EGYPT)
Pagination or Media Count:
The vaccine field trial which was carried out in a village named Ballacks in Kalyoubia Province was preceded in November and December 1975 by a house to house census after dividing the area into 4 districts. Every district was given a separate code number, the families were numbered serially within the village and individuals within each family were given a serial number. Only adults were accepted in the trial. Four serological surveys were planned to be made on the vaccine recepients, who were all adult individuals. On the whole, general reactions to all vaccines used were rare for follow up of vaccinees the field team searched for anorexia, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, rigors, arthralgia, myalgia and asthenia, but they spotted only a few cases of fever, headache, nausea, arthralgia and one case of shock which happened instantaneously after injection of the vaccine which was the formalin-inactivated formalin neutralised vaccine. Patient was resuscitated by giving him decadon and adrenaline. A good percentage suffered various degrees of local reactions, local erythema, swelling, induration and glands were looked for. The formalin-inactivated, formalin-unneutralized cholera vaccine caused more of these local reactions than the other vaccines did.
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