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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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Skeptic News: Victory for vaccination supporters

Could we be about to see an end to the Australian Vaccination Network? Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Indiana issues new vaccination requirements

Falling in line with federal recommendations, state health officials are requiring chicken pox vaccinations or proof of the disease of all Indiana students in the 2013-14 school year. 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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Skeptic News: Minister orders Australian anti-vaccination group to change its name

A CONTROVERSIAL anti-vaccination lobby group has been slapped with an order to change its misleading name or be shut down.
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