In 1904, an anti-vaccine uprising almost brought down the Brazilian government. A combination of social strife and lack of confidence in the government boiled over when new vaccine requirements were about to be enforced by public health authorities with the backing of the police.
As the influenza season progresses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes estimates…
Loney Clinton Gordon has an important role to play in the development of the vaccine against pertussis (whooping cough). She formed part of a three-woman team who worked on the vaccine.
In 1918, most correspondence was written by hand or typed. It was all on paper. Today, it is mostly digital. Here we share a letter from 1918 about the influenza pandemic and, at the end of the blog post, a social media posting about the coronavirus situation from a random person online.
The novel coronavirus disease has been given an official name. So what goes into a name? Viruses and their diseases are named in different ways.