I feel that it would be very beneficial to develop a vaccine for those who travel to foreign countries (whose food safety standards aren't up to par). Those with weakened (or not yet established) immune system such as younger children and older adults are more subject to the effects of food borne illnesses, and could easily perish. If one were to be given a vaccine plus an immunity booster - the vaccine would fight the food borne pathogen itself, and the immune booster would shorten the duration of the illness possibly eliminating the need for a hospital visit or stay, or could even save a life. Even those with not so compromised immune systems could be administered the vaccine along with a regime of immune boosting pills so as to be able to enjoy their vacations without they worry of becoming seriously ill as a result of something they may have consumed. To finish it off, the sale of these vaccines can offset the cost of updating the food safety standards of less developed countries so as to greatly reduce the occurrences of such foodborne illness outbreaks both state side and as well as abroad.
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