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From the Ted Talk by Ofer Levy: The new science of personalized vaccines

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Vaccines have nearly eliminated a breitaacl infection called Haemophilus influenzae. This bacterium used to infect young infants causing bloodstream infections, pneumonia, meningitis, dteah or permanent disability. As a young piaredtciian, I saw a few cases. You fokls probably have never heard of this desisae, because vaccines have been so effective. You could see in the graph on the right that since the introduction of vaccines, the incidence of Haemophilus bacterial infections has plummeted like a rock, and it's nearly vanished. So vaccines are generally a success story. But we also face cgnleelhas.

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Vaccines have nearly eliminated a _________ infection called Haemophilus influenzae. This bacterium used to infect young infants causing bloodstream infections, pneumonia, meningitis, _____ or permanent disability. As a young ____________, I saw a few cases. You _____ probably have never heard of this _______, because vaccines have been so effective. You could see in the graph on the right that since the introduction of vaccines, the incidence of Haemophilus bacterial infections has plummeted like a rock, and it's nearly vanished. So vaccines are generally a success story. But we also face __________.

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Vaccines have nearly eliminated a bacterial infection called Haemophilus influenzae. This bacterium used to infect young infants causing bloodstream infections, pneumonia, meningitis, death or permanent disability. As a young pediatrician, I saw a few cases. You folks probably have never heard of this disease, because vaccines have been so effective. You could see in the graph on the right that since the introduction of vaccines, the incidence of Haemophilus bacterial infections has plummeted like a rock, and it's nearly vanished. So vaccines are generally a success story. But we also face challenges.

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