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  • On Jonas Salk's 100th birthday, a celebration of his polio vaccine

    Few scientific achievements have had as swift and dramatic effect — and been surrounded by as much myth — as the development of the polio vaccine by Jonas Salk, who would have turned 100 on Tuesday.
  • Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious

    Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious
    In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We've seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, to Ebola. And even...

    'Disastrous' health campaign feeds Pakistan's worrying polio spike

    KARACHI Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban militants have long been the scourge of Pakistan's polio vaccination campaign, attacking aid workers and the police who protect them as they distribute doses to children. But experts say there is another reason for...

    Abu Dhabi: Image Nation Sets Doc Slate for Tyro Division

    Abu Dhabi's Image Nation is delving into documentary production with pics on strong societal topics, such as "Every Last Child," pictured above, by U.K. director Tom Roberts, which examines efforts to fight the polio epidemic in Pakistan, where the...

    Pictures in the News | October 21, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where South African double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius went from global sporting icon to prisoner as he was sentenced to five years behind bars for the negligent killing of his girlfriend on...