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Relevant Papers Regarding Transmissible Vaccines

Scientific Foundations:

Griffiths, M.E., Bergner, L.M., Broos, A. et al. 2020. Epidemiology and biology of a herpesvirus in rabies endemic vampire bat populations. Nature Communications 11, 5951.

Nuismer, S. L., and Bull, J.J. 2020. Self-disseminating vaccines to suppress zoonoses. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4, 1168–1173.

Bakker, K.M., Rocke, T.E., Osorio, J.E. et al. 2019. Fluorescent biomarkers demonstrate prospects for spreadable vaccines to control disease transmission in wild bats. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3, 1697–1704.

Bull, J. J., Smithson, M.W., and Nuismer, S.L. 2018. Transmissible Viral Vaccines. Trends Microbiol. 26, 6–15.

Murphy, A. A., Redwood, A.J., and Jarvis, M.S. 2016. Self-disseminating vaccines for emerging infectious diseases. Expert Review of Vaccines 15(1), 31-39.

Torres, J. M., Sanchez, C., Ramirez, M.A., Morales, M. et al. 2001. First field trial of a transmissible recombinant vaccine against myxomatosis and rabbit hemorrhagic disease. Vaccine 19, 4536-4543.

Policy, Opinion, and Critique:

Lentzos, F., Rybicki, E.P., Engelhard, M. et al. 2022. Eroding norms over release of self-spreading viruses. Science 375 (6567), 31-33.

Reply to Lentzos, F., Rybicki, E.P., Engelhard, M. et al. 2022:

Streicker, D.G., Bull, J.J., and Nuismer, S.L. 2022. Self-spreading vaccines: Base policy on evidence. Science 375(6587), 1362-1363.

Sandbrink, J.B., Watson, M.C., Hebbeler, A.M., Esvelt, K.M. 2021. Safety and security concerns regarding transmissible vaccines. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5, 405-406.

Nuismer, Scott, and James Bull. 2020. We now have the technology to develop vaccines that spread themselves. NewScientist, Health (Comment), Issue 3296.