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Barring nonmedical exemptions increases vaccination rates, study finds | EurekAlert! Science News

The first rigorously controlled study of a 2016 California law that aimed to increase childhood vaccination rates by eliminating nonmedical exemptions has found the law worked as intended, although the researchers noted a small increase in the number of medical exemptions. The study provides definitive evidence on the success of the California law, as policymakers […]

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Measles 2019 Samoa: Why a tiny island has nearly 5,000 measles cases – Vox

This island nation saw 70 measles deaths so far this year, most in children under age 5. Source: Measles 2019 Samoa: Why a tiny island has nearly 5,000 measles cases – Vox

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Vaccines, Neglected Tropical Diseases, and The Future of Medical Education (w/Dr. Peter Hotez) | Video

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‘New normal’: How a more robust, globalised anti-vax movement targeted Samoa

The deadly measles outbreak in Samoa is a sign of the expansion of an increasingly predatory anti-vaccination movement, medical experts have warned.While the measles outbreak is believed to have originated in New Zealand and swept across the Pacific, Samoa has been the hardest hit due to its low vaccination rates.That’s sparked heated debate about the […]

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Vaccine-Preventable Disease Investments Could Produce 44-Fold ROI — Vax Before Travel

Africa’s potential economic burden from vaccine-preventable diseases over the next decade is estimated at $22.4 billion dollars Source: Vaccine-Preventable Disease Investments Could Produce 44-Fold ROI — Vax Before Travel

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Measles Erases ‘Immune Memory’ of Other Illnesses | Medpage Today

Measles infection in unvaccinated children was associated with up to a 70% decline in antibodies to other pathogens following infection, researchers found. After cases of severe measles, unvaccinated children lost a median of 40% (range 11-62%) of their already existing pathogen-specific antibodies and after a case of mild measles, children lost a median of 33% […]

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Combat anti-vax progress with education and national support | Contemporary Pediatrics

The anti-vaccination movement has led to large pockets of the country that are unvaccinated and vulnerable to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, but large-scale education could undo the damage. Source: Combat anti-vax progress with education and national support | Contemporary Pediatrics