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    • May 30, 2018 7:37 AM BST
    • No Link Between HPV Vaccine, Autoimmune Diseases: Study

      Immunizing girls against human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn't increase their risk for autoimmune diseases, according to new research from Canada.
      HPV is the world's most common sexually transmitted disease, affecting up to 75 percent of sexually active people and is the main cause of cervical cancer. Gardisil, the quadrivalent HPV4 vaccine, protects against up to 90 percent of strains that cause cervical and rectal cancer.
      "Despite demonstrated effectiveness in real-world settings, concerns continue to persist regarding the safety of the HPV4 vaccine," said lead study author Dr. Jeffrey Kwong. He's a senior scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto and at Public Health Ontario.
      Read more: https://www.drugs.com/news/no-link-between-hpv-vaccine-autoimmune-diseases-study-74593.html

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