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Vaccinating babies for rotavirus protects the whole family

From NPR’s Shots blog: A 7-year-old vaccine that has drastically cut intestinal infections in infants is benefiting the rest of America, too. A study published Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that vaccinating infants against rotavirus … Continue reading

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Measles Cases Rose in 2011

From the New York Times: Measles cases quadrupled in the United States last year, but outbreaks are still rare compared with those in Europe, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. There were 222 cases of … Continue reading

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More news on cholera vaccination campaign in Haiti

From the Shots blog at NPR: Sebelius Lends Support To Vaccination Projects In Haiti:  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is in Haiti today(4/17) to support two big vaccination initiatives. One, a pilot project to prevent cholera, is already … Continue reading

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Fake vaccination program used to track Bin Laden–Repercussions for public health?

The New York Times and other news organizations (the Guardian) have been reporting on a CIA-run phony vaccination program in Abbottabad, Pakistan, as a way to find DNA evidence from the Bin Laden family.  Public health officials, however, have been appalled.  Read the … Continue reading

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