History of Vaccines Blog
Vaccine News Roundup - February 8, 2019
Measles Epidemic Continues and Grows in Washington State, New Cases in Houston Texas
The situation in Washington State is getting worse with respect to the measles outbreak that started there last December.
Vaccine News Roundup - February 1, 2019
“How Facebook and YouTube help spread anti-vaxxer propaganda” (The Guardian) [https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/feb/01/facebook-youtube-anti-vaccination-misinformation-social-media]
The Public Health Crisis in Venezuela Is Spreading to Its Neighbors
To be honest, I was not surprised to read that dozens and dozens of families in Venezuela are making the risky trip to Colombia in order to get healthcare and other services.
Vaccine News Roundup - November 23, 2018
It's Friday, so it's time to look at the vaccine-related news that circulated this week.
In Cleveland, an Orthodox Jewish school has decided to revamp its vaccine requirements after seeing what low vaccination rates have done with regards to measles in Israel and New York:
Measles Update – November 2018
Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000 as part of a lengthy public health campaign to eliminate it in the entire continent, a campaign that reached its goal in 2016. Before the measles vaccine was developed, it is estimated by the World Health Organization that there were about 2.6 million deaths worldwide, most of them in young children.
Italian Senate Reverses Vaccination Requirements
Just last year, in the midst of ongoing measles outbreaks, Italian lawmakers cracked down on parents who avoided vaccinating their children enrolled in public schools. Parents would be fined if their children were not in compliance with 10 vaccination requirements by age 6.