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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...
  • Vaccine ignorance -- 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 SARS to Ebola. And even after threats are addressed, a new form of...
  • 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...
  • 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. Salk, who died in 1995, is remembered...
  • 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...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • Ebola-free Nigeria hailed as 'success story' in battling outbreak

    It was an epidemiologist’s worst nightmare: one of the world’s deadliest contagious diseases loose in one of the world’s most densely populated and sometimes chaotic megacities — Lagos, Nigeria. With its teeming slums, bogus...
  • Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support

    Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support
    Last year, I interviewed both Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of the virus that causes AIDS, and Dr. Alfred Sommer, whose work on vitamin A deficiency is credited with saving millions of lives around the world. Without prompting, both men expressed...
  • Enterovirus suspected in Bethlehem school

    Enterovirus suspected in Bethlehem school
    The Lehigh Valley may have its first case of enterovirus D68, which has hospitalized hundreds of children across the country and may be associated with the deaths of four people. Matt Kerr, spokesman for the Allentown Diocese, said Wednesday morning a...
  • Enterovirus D-68 infection confirmed in L.A. County

    Enterovirus D-68 infection confirmed in L.A. County
    It was an announcement local doctors figured they might hear before long: that kids in Los Angeles County had been diagnosed with a mysterious virus known to have sickened hundreds of children in the U.S. this year. On Wednesday, officials at the Los...