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  • An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement

    An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement
    Marking Friday as World Polio Day, the Council on Foreign Relations has released an updated map showing the global prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The map was first released in 2011. We commend Laurie Garrett of the CFR for her work pulling together the data, which covers 2008 through this year.
  • The dangers of not vaccinating children

    The dangers of not vaccinating children
    I know that parents worry about whether vaccines are safe for their children. But they also should consider the dangers of not vaccinating, which is why I'm telling my family's story. In 1970, on a Fulbright cultural exchange, my husband and I moved...

    Human error seen in measles vaccination deaths in Syria: WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - A muscle relaxant appears to have been mixed mistakenly with measles vaccine, killing 15 children in Syria this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, calling it the biggest such tragedy in memory. The WHO said it...

    Wrongly mixed vaccine suspected in deaths of 15 Syrian infants

    The use of an improperly mixed vaccine in a measles-immunization campaign apparently led to the deaths this week of at least 15 infants in a rebel-held corner of Syria, a preliminary investigation has found. As many as 75 children may have been injected...

    Measles vaccination campaign halted in northern Syria after 15 children die

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Fifteen children died after being vaccinated against measles in northern Syria, resulting in the program being halted, aid workers said on Wednesday, a tragedy likely to damage trust in health services in opposition-held areas. An...