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The Anti-Vaxxers Simply Won’t Quit

It’s never easy to say oops. You know it if you’ve ever said something nasty during an argument and found it hard to apologize later. You know it if you’ve ever caused a fender bender on the road and been unable to say “my bad.” And you know it if you’ve ever failed to inoculate your baby against a range of disabling and deadly diseases that can be easily and harmlessly prevented with vaccines, in effect failing to perform the most basic job of parenthood, which is to keep your children safe. MoreMeasles Outbreaks Have Hit 13 States This Year, CDC Says‘Are Your Children Vaccinated?’ Is the New ‘Do You Have a Gun in the House?’Men Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostSee Jessica Simpson's Sexy Gown Switch-up (Plus, New Wedding Scoop!) PeopleWhat’s that? You think that under those circumstances an oops wouldn’t be hard to get out? Not so, according to a disturbing study presented Monday at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver. Researchers looked at vaccination rates both before and during an outbreak of whooping cough in Washington state in 2011 and 2012, and found that even as the disease was spreading and unvaccinated children were suffering, the percentage of parents who brought their 3- to 8-month olds in for their scheduled inoculati...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaccinators extremists measles mumps Parents polio vaccines WHO whooping cough Source Type: news

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In this study, we produced REV1 vaccine with a protocol, based on the use of liquid medium in a bioreactor, that resulted efficient, safe, relatively fast, and cost-effective. The live attenuated vaccine produced was tested in mice and sheep to investigate its immunogenicity and efficacy. Seventy-two female BALB/c mice were obtained and subdivided in 2 groups, one was stimulated with 1 × 106 colony-forming units (CFUs) of B. melitensis while the other with physiological solution alone and acting as control group. Furthermore, 25 sheep were subdivided into 5 groups: four were inoculated with a B. melitensis dose, ...
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