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Measles on the rise as immunisation falls

In the history of medicine few discoveries have had the impact that vaccination has had. For the sheer number of lives saved, vaccination ranks with clean water: Unicef estimates it saves nine million lives a year. 132 more words

Disease

Why I didn't vaccinate my children

Why I didn’t vaccinate my children…To vaccinate or not to vaccinate: that is the question…
Whether to follow what we’ve been told for years or whether to question and spend time  researching in order to arrive  at conclusions that enable you to make the correct choices… 910 more words

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg set to block `conscientious objection’ excuse for vaccination refusers

The Courier Mail Sarah Vogler Laura Chalmers 9 April 2014

PARENTS would find it more difficult to become “conscientious objectors’’ to vaccination, under a proposal to health ministers by Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg.

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Virology

Evaluation of vaccine uptake during the 2013 MMR catch-up campaign in England

By Public Health England (2014)

This report finds that in the first 3 months of 2013 there was an increase in number of cases of measles in England compared to previous years, which was most marked among 10 to 16 year-olds. 35 more words

Children

The Polio Immunisation War in Pakistan: Terrorism

Despite enormous efforts to achieve complete vaccination of the whole Pakistani population, some seem almost ‘untouchable’. Specifically, North Waziristan and some South Waziristan areas contain an estimated 400’000 unvaccinated inhabitants. 231 more words

False Balance or, as Original as My Cat.

Today has been a frustrating day. A day of same old, same old. A day of people repeating the same things they have gotten wrong in the past. 1,194 more words

Health Nonsense

Anti-vaccination movement: Queensland parents lead nation in conscientious objection

News.com.au Laura Chalmers March 27, 2014

QUEENSLAND parents are leading the nation in refusing to vaccinate their children, with more than 4000 parents raising ethical objections to immunisation in new data released today. 28 more words

Virology