History of Vaccines Blog
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.