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Ebola

by Trish Parnell

Ebola isn’t a common infection. That’s probably why there’s no vaccine for it. Putting the years and funding necessary into creating a vaccine that may not see much use or get a big financial return on investment doesn’t spur manufacturers into committing resources.

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Making Measles A Memory

by Alan Hinman, MD

What’s the value of vaccination? The answer to that question may be different for each of us. For me, measles is the best example. I graduated from medical school in 1961, two years before measles vaccine was introduced in the United States. That year, 428,919 cases of measles and 434 deaths due to measles were reported in the United States.

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