Immunisation

A 6-post collection

alexofeddis: thescienceoffandom: Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you're interested in...

alexofeddis:

thescienceoffandom:

Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory

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Fun vaccination fact:

omgthatdress:

cwnerd12:

It’s not unusual for large, older cemeteries to have a special “babyland“ section dedicated just to infants and young children.

If you spend any time doing historical research involving cemeteries, you’ll notice that child graves were quite common until about the 1960s, when vaccines for Measles, Polio, Mumps, and Rubella were invented.

Autism isn’t the worst thing that can happen to your kids, Babyland is.

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currentsinbiology: Mayo Clinic trial: Massive dose of measles vaccine wipes out cancer Stacy Erholtz was out of conventional treatment...

currentsinbiology:

Mayo Clinic trial: Massive dose of measles vaccine wipes out cancer

Stacy Erholtz was out of conventional treatment options for blood cancer last June when she underwent an experimental trial at the Mayo Clinic that injected her with enough measles vaccine to inoculate 10 million people.

The cancer, which had spread widely through her body, went into complete remission and was undetectable in Erholtz’s body after just one dose of the measles vaccine, which has an uncanny affinity for certain

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nprglobalhealth: Last Person To Get Smallpox Dedicated His Life To Ending Polio So far, the human race has eliminated just one disease in...

nprglobalhealth:

Last Person To Get Smallpox Dedicated His Life To Ending Polio

So far, the human race has eliminated just one disease in history: smallpox. But it’s on the cusp of adding a second virus — polio — to that list.

One special man in Somalia was at the battlefront of both eradication efforts. He died unexpectedly last week at age 59 of a sudden illness.

Ali Maow Maalin was the last member of the general public to catch smallpox — worldwide. And he

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