A worldwide program to eradicate polio, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, (GPEI) began in 1988. Since then polio has steadily disappeared from countries around the world, leaving only four with endemic polio by 2006: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
The History of Vaccines is pleased to announce that the launch event lecture by Dr. Plotkin will be webcast live on November 3 at 6:30 pm Eastern time.
Meeting in Atlanta, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on October 27 for new recommendations regarding Tdap vaccination.
Cholera affects 3-5 million people each year, killing more than 100,000. The diarrheal disease, spread by contaminated food and water, is often a major problem in disaster areas where a clean water supply and sanitation facilities are limited or unavailable.
Guest post by Anna Dhody, Mütter Museum Curator. She writes about an item in the museum’s recently opened Rarely Seen exhibit related to vaccine research.