Dr. Andy

Reflections on medicine and biology among other things

Friday, March 18, 2005

At least they aren't autistic

Hundreds of children have died from an upsurge in measles cases in Nigeria, despite a series of local vaccination campaigns aimed at combating the disease, health authorities said Friday. At least 589 have died from measles so far this year
All from a disease that is easily prevented by vaccination. Of course this is the country that halted vaccination for polio, which is almost eliminated, because of concerns that it was a U.S. plot to sterilize Muslims (or infect them with HIV).


At 9:54 PM, Blogger Dreaming again said...


This man is my husband. He had polio in 1959 at age 3. He did not have the vaccine.

Because of the vaccine, our children do not have to have scoliosis the way he does.


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