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vaccines

public health
Analysis predicts U.S. counties at risk for measles outbreaks
Published May 9, 2019
New analysis predicts locations for possible future U.S. outbreaks based on international air travel, vaccination rates, population data
Global health
Researchers outline path to measles elimination
Published May 9, 2019
Where a country lies on the 'canonical path' could help officials identify at-risk populations and determine vaccination strategies
public health
Measles outbreak is the worst in U.S. in 20 years
Published April 25, 2019
Experts from the Bloomberg School of Public Health discuss the dangers of the virus, why it's spreading so rapidly, and what health officials can do to stop it
Infectious disease
Meningitis vaccination for college students not cost effective
Published Dec 21, 2018
Vaccine is highly effective, but the disease is too rare to justify the cost of universal vaccinations
Public health
Searching for a vaccine against mistrust
Published Winter 2018
Outbreaks of once-controlled diseases such as measles are rising around the world. A look at the misinformation behind the growing anti-vax movement. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Bioethics
An 'unacceptable' public health oversight
Published Dec 10, 2018
Experts say that the exclusion of pregnant women from vaccine development and use must end
Why parents refuse the HPV vaccine
Published Oct 24, 2018
Study suggests less than half of eligible recipients complete vaccine series, with perceived safety concerns the most common reason parents opt to not vaccinate
Misinformation operation
Study: Russian trolls fueled vaccine debate
Published Aug 24, 2018
Findings suggest much of the Twitter discussion about vaccines may be linked to 'malicious actors' with 'hidden agendas'
International health
Vaccines save the lives of 1.45 million children since 2000
Published June 15, 2018
Vaccines prevent pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis in developing countries where disease burden is high
Epidemiology
Cholera vaccines less effective for kids than adults
Published Aug 9, 2017
Findings indicate that one dose, spread out over twice as many people, may be more effective at treating outbreaks than a traditional two-dose method / School of Public Health