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HPV linked to oesophageal cancer

The human papillomavirus (HPV) triples the risk of the most common form of oesophageal cancer, a study by researchers at the University of New South Wales has found.

The cancer, known as oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), is usually diagnosed late and thus has a very high mortality rate.

The findings could help develop vaccinations against OSCC in areas where it is most prevalent, including China, South Africa and Iran.

Read more at UNSW Australia

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  1. Tom Hennessy

    Retired

    A question about vaccines. A lab tech died when he was working with the plague vaccine, dying because he had too much iron in his body which allowed for the live attenuated vaccine virus to kill him , leading to a warning about the plague vaccine.
    “Hereditary Hemochromatosis Restores the Virulence of Plague Vaccine Strains”
    “Individuals with hereditary hemochromatosis may be protected with subunit vaccines but should not be exposed to live-attenuated plague vaccines” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22896664

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