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Global Health: Religious Objections to the Measles Vaccine? Get the Shots, Faith Leaders Say

The measles outbreak in the United States is now the largest since the disease was declared eliminated here 19 years ago. The return of this scourge has been driven by one factor in particular: misinformation, spread by vaccine critics, that scares parents into not immunizing their children. Along with rumors that vaccines cause autism or… Read More »

Mystery infections traced to blood-shedding religious ritual

Mystery infections tied to blood-shedding ritual After 10 British men became infected with a little-known virus, without taking risks associated with the spread of the disease, researchers may have finally discovered the source of their mystery infection. Investigators eventually learned the men had taken part in blood-shedding religious rituals. The virus, human T-cell leukemia virus… Read More »