The vaccines that bring hope to the children of Africa

Via Scoop.itVirology News

Immunisation is one of the most cost-effective health investments. It has eradicated smallpox, reduced the global incidence of polio by 99 per cent, and decreased many other causes of illness and death. More children than ever before are being reached with immunisation. In 2009, an estimated 107 million children under the age of one were vaccinated with three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) vaccine.

 

And in the developed world, people are turning away from vaccines.  Idiots…it has already happened that travellers TO developed countries have brought vaccine-preventable diseases back to developing countries where they had been eradicated.

Via www.independent.co.uk

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