HPV vax keeps on giving

Researchers now credit it with preventing a chronic childhood disease

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been credited with preventing a rare childhood respiratory disease.

Juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (JoRRP) is disappearing in Australian children as a result of the highly successful HPV immunisation program that protects against HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18, according to researchers from the University of Sydney.