Dr. Roberto Ieraci prepares to vaccinate a child in Rome on Feb. 23, 2018.
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Anti-vaccination sentiment is leading to disastrous consequences, not only in the U.S. but European countries, particularly Italy. A philosopher of science suggests how best to use facts to fight it.
Young boy receiving polio vaccine.
A bit of humility can go a long way.
A sign at a clinic in Vancouver, Washington on Jan. 25, 2019 asks unvaccinated children 12 and younger to leave the facility.
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A measles outbreak is causing major concern in a Washington county where only 22 percent of children are vaccinated against the disease. A vaccine expert explains the risks.
People may unknowingly bring measles back from other countries, including Europe.
We've had the measles vaccine in Australia since 1968, but a two-dose program was only introduced in 1992. And if you haven't had the second dose, you're at risk of contracting measles.
Child ready to receive measles vaccine, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau.
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Vaccines have 'non-specific effects' that have the potential to save millions of lives.
Vaccine work because they help create herd immunity.
Billboards spreading misinformation on the risks of vaccination have popped up around American cities. A bioethicist explains why decisions not to vaccinate children are indefensible.
Thanks to nonmedical exemptions, vaccination rates are falling in some states.
In 18 states, parents can choose to exempt their children from vaccines for nonmedical 'philosophical' or 'personal belief' reasons.
Cases of measles are on the rise as a cohort of unvaccinated children grows up.
Studies suggest that pregnant women might be influenced by medical myths on social media.
Pregnant women often get medical information from social media and websites, many of which contain misleading and false information about vaccination. Could OB-GYNs help educate them better?
Anti-vaxxers protesting in Melbourne, Australia.
Anti-vaxxer movement is often portrayed as a powerful force. They are anything but.
An infection prevention and control professional wipes her gloves with a bleach wipe during an ebola virus training in Ottawa.
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Infectious diseases pose a continual threat to Canadians. Ensuring the population stays healthy requires increasing investment in our public health system.
In the past year, 3,300 cases of measles were reported in Europe. Most of them were entirely preventable.
The Bubonic plague slowed urbanisation, industrial development and economic growth in Europe for many years.
Despite being so small they can't be seen with the naked eye, pathogens that cause human disease have greatly affected the way humans live for centuries.
In Australia we still vaccinate against polio, but not tuberculosis. Why, and how do we decide?
Vaccinating against an infectious disease can stop once the threat of future transmission is deemed sufficiently low.
Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland, where a measles outbreak in 2015 led to children being sickened in several states.
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You may not know anyone with an infectious disease covered by the immunizations on the 2017 list of recommended vaccines. Here's why that doesn't matter, and why children still need to be protected.
Running an effective mass immunisation campaign, vaccinating children in Nigeria against measles is a logistical nightmare.
We can't keep blaming the MMR-autism scare – there are other forces at play.
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Understanding how the flu virus copies itself could open a way to killing it.
An Ethiopian boy receives a polio vaccination. Africa has done well with polio eradication but lags behind other vaccination efforts.
Every year hundreds of thousands of children die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Africa leaders could change this if they improved vaccination efforts.
Parents are sensitive to what they hear about vaccines.
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Overall rates of vaccine objection have remained largely unchanged since 2001.