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Vaccine News Roundup - February 8, 2019
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.
The Side-Benefits of Vaccination on Type I Diabetes
Since Doctor Edward Jenner first inoculated James Phipps back in the late 1700s, the primary purpose of vaccines has been to prevent the diseases for which they are intended. However, as the effects of the vaccines became known and more epidemiological studies were done on the populations receiving those vaccines, beneficial side-effects of vaccines became better understood.
Vaccine Epidemiology, Part Three: Community Immunity
Death From Adenovirus Infection in a College Student and the Questions Raised
The recent death of a University of Maryland freshman from complications of an adenovirus infection brought the virus and the disease it causes into the limelight. According to The Washington Post:
Vaccine Policy Is Political by Its Very Nature
With only a few weeks to go before the midterm elections, I've noticed more and more vaccine-related news having to do with the views and opinions of candidates for office. For example, in Oregon, The Daily Beast is reporting that the Republican candidate for governor "wants weaker vaccine laws":
The 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Pandemic and Vaccine Development
Finding the Flu: Crisis and Documentation
Today's blog post is by College of Physicians of Philadelphia Librarian Beth Lander.
The Spanish Influenza Pandemic: As Viewed Then and Now
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.