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Skeptic News: Measles : Vaccination call after south west Wales outbreak

People who may be at risk of measles are being urged to have the MMR vaccine following an outbreak in south west Wales.
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Skeptic News: Police officer latest victim of anti-vaccination violence in Pakistan

Gunmen shot and killed a police officer assigned to safeguard a poliovaccination team in the northwest city of Mardan on Tuesday, the latest in a pattern of attacks that have jeopardized efforts to rein in the disease in the South Asian nation. Continue reading

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Dana Ullman spreads anti-vaccination propoganda

Skeptics of homeopathy will be well aware of Dana Ullman a vociferous supporter of homeopathy and prolific writer of books and articles in support of the notion that homeopathy is an efficacious system of medicine as opposed to outdated and disproved nonsense. However even some skeptics of homeopathy were surprised by a recent tweet from @homeopathicdana promoting anti-vaccination conpiracy theories. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Meryl Dorey steps down as AVN head

Meryl Dorey has stood down as president of the Australian Vaccination Network a notorious anti-vaccination organisation. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Golden Duck awards: and the winner is…

Struck off MMR doctor handed award for ‘lifetime achievement in quackery’
Andrew Wakefield, discredited over autism-MMR vaccine link claims, is named Good Thinking Society’s Golden Duck winner Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Anti-vaccine damage

Alijah Williams woke up with a sunken face. Within 36 hours, the 7-year-old Auckland boy was crippled by body spasms, unable to swallow and racked with pain.

“He was screaming in agony,” mother Linda Williams said. Alijah had contracted tetanus, a potentially fatal disease which gets into the body through a wound and attacks the nervous system. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Polio workers come under fresh attack in Pakistan

Health workers administering polio vaccinations came under fresh attack in Pakistan on Wednesday, a troubling development in a nation that remains one of three in the world where the disease has yet to be eradicated. Continue reading

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