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Aug. 3, 2015 — It might not be possible to convince someone who believes that vaccines cause autism that they don't. Telling skeptics that their belief is not scientifically supported often backfires - ... read more

Vaccines: Practices, Hesitancy Among General Physicians in France

July 8, 2015 — Authors present and analyze the attitudes and practices of over 1,500 general physicians in France, in a context of distrust toward ... read more

May 5, 2015 — A pathologist and infectious disease expert offers symptoms parents should watch for if they suspect their child has the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new microneedle patch being developed could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, scientists say. The microneedle patch is designed to be ... read more

How Science, Storytelling Influence Debate Over Vaccines

Apr. 8, 2015 — If there is a silver lining to the measles outbreaks, it’s that the risk of getting sick might lessen opposition to vaccines. Moving that pendulum will depend in part on how the public responds to ... read more

What Can Parents Do to Prevent the Further Spread of the Measles?

Apr. 2, 2015 — A pediatric infectious diseases specialist helps explain the facts about measles, and how parents can prevent further outbreak. A recent outbreak of confirmed cases of measles involved children who ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — Researchers report that the African countries most affected by the 2014 Ebola outbreak could now be highly susceptible to measles epidemics due to severe disruptions in routine health care such as ... read more

Vaccinate Against Measles, Experts Say

Mar. 9, 2015 — An article has examined reasons people are hesitant to vaccinate. "Active vaccine refusal is a significant issue and leaves a large group of children at unnecessary risk of measles infection and ... read more

Simulating the Potential Spread of Measles

Mar. 4, 2015 — To help the public better understand how measles can spread, a team of infectious disease computer modelers has launched a free, mobile-friendly tool that lets users simulate measles outbreaks in ... read more

Vaccine Skeptics Aren't Swayed by Emotional Scare Tactics

Mar. 3, 2015 — On the heels of an American nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. ... read more

Measles Vaccine in Modified Form Also Effective Against Chikungunya Virus

Mar. 2, 2015 — A modified, conventional measles vaccine has the potential to act against the Chikungunya virus, concludes a recent study. Up until now, there has been no effective vaccine against the Chikungunya ... read more

Vaccine Hesitancy: Journal Collection Investigates Vaccination Decision-Making

Feb. 25, 2015 — Vaccines are thought to be one of the most successful public health measures, but some individuals are hesitant to vaccinate their families for a variety of reasons. Researchers explore ... read more

How Health Authorities Might Improve Communication About Vaccinations

Feb. 11, 2015 — Fatalists trump rational thought: A new study by a political scientist examines perceptions of U.S. citizens about the benefits and risks of ... read more

Geographic Clusters of Underimmunization Identified in Northern California

Jan. 19, 2015 — Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of underimmunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, ... read more

12-Year Study Confirms Overall Safety of Measles Vaccines

Jan. 6, 2015 — A 12-year study of two measles-containing vaccines found that seven main adverse outcomes were unlikely after either vaccine. "This level of safety monitoring for vaccines can give the public ... read more

Protein Identified as Possible Universal Therapeutic Target for Many Infections, Including Ebola

Dec. 29, 2014 — A protein called GRP78 could be a universal therapeutic target for treating human diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria such as Methicillin-resistant ... read more

Correcting Myths About the Flu Vaccine: Effective?

Dec. 8, 2014 — Correcting myths about vaccines may not be the most effective approach to promoting immunization among vaccine skeptics according to a recent study. The research found that debunking the myth that ... read more

Without Security, There Can Be No Health Care: Infectious Disease Challenges Caused by the Conflict in Syria

Nov. 13, 2014 — Beyond deaths, injuries, and displacements, the ongoing Syrian war is causing growing infectious disease epidemics. A short review reports on some of the epidemics spreading among vulnerable ... read more

More Attention to Measles, Vaccine Experts Urge

Oct. 29, 2014 — Doctors and public health authorities need to renew their attention to measles, researchers urge in an editorial. Measles is one of the most contagious of vaccine-preventable diseases, with the ... read more

Oct. 28, 2014 — Ebola has a lot of company. In a novel database now made publicly available, researchers found that since 1980 the world has seen an increasing number of infectious disease outbreaks from an ... read more

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