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Canada: Unvaccinated – How ‘vaccine hesitancy’ became a threat to public health

Posted on 2 Apr, 2019

Sabrina Bacchus is a mother of two, a little boy and a baby girl, and like most parents, she wants to keep her children healthy and safe. She just doesn’t know if adhering to her province’s full immunization schedule is the best way to do that.“I have had so many issues with chemical drugs that I was afraid that gene may have been passed on to them and that they would have reactions to (vaccines).”

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DR Congo:Building trust is essential to combat the Ebola outbreak

Posted on 31 Mar, 2019

A disaster is quietly unfolding in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where Ebola has infected nearly 1,000 people and killed more than 600. It is the second-largest outbreak of the disease — and epidemiologists worry that it will continue to grow because the virus could be spreading undetected. New cases are being diagnosed late, which means that the virus has ample time to spread.

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Philippines: Dengue fever threat looms in Philippines amid vaccine fears and deadly measles outbreak

Posted on 30 Mar, 2019

As Filipino families head to the beach, the mountains or just chill at home for the long spring-summer break at the end of March, health authorities are hoping the two-month holiday will provide respite in an ongoing war against measles and a worrying rise in dengue fever cases.

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Japan: Court rules against journalist in HPV vaccine defamation case

Posted on 29 Mar, 2019

A Japanese court ruled yesterday that a medical journalist who has championed vaccination to reduce the risk of cervical cancer defamed a neurologist by writing that he had fabricated data showing a link between the vaccine and brain damage in mice.

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Literature Literature archive

Larson HJ, Schulz WS. 2019 SCIENCE VOL 364 ISSUE 6436
O Baggio, C A Camara and C Prue 2019 Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Number 74, February 2019
R. Wilson, P. Paterson , H. J. Larson 2019 BMC Public Health 19:342 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6655-y

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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