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Pakistan: Health officials plan to address problem of ‘fake news’

Posted on 21 Jun, 2018

The administration of the polio vaccine is deeply impacted by the issue of fake news as a result of which health authorities have decided to tackle this head-on by suing those who publish such news, local media reported. In a meeting held …more

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Denmark:HPV vaccine a success story, new research reveals

Posted on 21 Jun, 2018

Getting vaccinated against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very good idea, a new study carried out by researchers from the University of Copenhagen shows. The study revealed a 40 percent fall in the number of women detected with cell …more

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Brazil: Vaccination of children in the country reaches the lowest rate in 16 years

Posted on 19 Jun, 2018

UK: HPV vaccine has almost wiped out infections in young women

Posted on 18 Jun, 2018

The HPV vaccine has almost completely wiped out infections in young women, and if expanded to men could prevent thousands of cancer cases in Britain each year, new figures suggest. New figures from Public Health England show that the rate …more

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Bangladesh: Online information on vaccines, autism is unreliable

Posted on 18 Jun, 2018

People can get misinformed advice and information from the Internet, with 10-24% of the websites having a negative stance on vaccines. Information about vaccines and autism available online can provide unreliable information based on old, ‘weak’ scientific studies, contributing to …more

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USA: Rampant Spread Of Fake News On WhatsApp Alarms Government Officials

Posted on 18 Jun, 2018

Ireland: Almost half of Irish parents would get their sons vaccinated against HPV

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is now so common that the majority (80%) of Irish men and women will get the virus at some point in their lives, yet new research reveals that 95% of parents underestimate just how prevalent the virus …more

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USA: “Nasir” Anti-Vaxx Hot Lines Murk Up A Hot Song

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018

n his much-hyped, Kanye West-produced album Nasir, the immortally dope Nas discusses a wide-range of current events. One of these newsworthy topics is the anti-vaxx movement, a highly controversial group who strongly oppose immunization vaccinations for children. He raps on The-Dream …more

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China: ‘HPV Vaccine Tourism’ Reported by Chinese Women

Posted on 16 Jun, 2018

‘HPV Vaccine Tourism’ Reported by Chinese Women June 15th, 2018 – A shortage of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in China has led thousands of women to seek treatment in neighboring countries, causing price increases and vaccine shortages, reports the Financial …more

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Venezuela: False Alarm: Polio Has Not Returned, WHO Reports

Posted on 16 Jun, 2018

A child in Venezuela who was reported to have a common symptom of polio does not have the viral disease, World Health Organization said Friday. When the child, who is almost 3 years old, near the Orinoco delta in Delta …more

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Literature Literature archive

JK Olive, PJHotez , A Damania, MS Nolan 2018 PloSMed Vol 15(6): e1002578 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002578
M Salwa, TA Al-Munim 2018 BMC Medical Ethics Vol 19(Suppl 1):39 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-018-0287-0
Rosenbaum L 2018 N Engl J Med . 2018 Jun 13. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1804094

Videos Video archive

Key figures share their perspectives on a controversy that led to the suspension of Ebola vaccine clinical trials in Ghana.

Drs. Heidi Larson and Pauline Paterson of the Vaccine Confidence Project join episode 50 of the Public Health United podcast with Nina Martin, November 2017.

Drs. Larson and Paterson join a discussion on vaccine confidence at Hong Kong University.  September, 2015.

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