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Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks
This interactive map visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines. Red triangles indicate attacks on vaccinators and healthcare workers, as well as announcements from both governments and non-state actors that have had an impact—either positive or negative—on the successful implementation of vaccination programs. The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking reports by news media, governments, and the global health community on these outbreaks since the fall of 2008. This project aims to promote awareness of a global health problem that is easily preventable, and examine the factors that threaten the success of eradicating preventable illnesses such as polio. Learn more about Global Health. On to the Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks map Related:  la santéVaccines

L’histoire de deux fillettes Inspiré du Rapport sur la santé dans le monde, 2003, ce récit met en parallèle la vie de deux fillettes nées l’une au Japon, l’autre en Sierra Leone, avec un écart d’espérance de vie de 50 ans. Alors qu'une fillette née aujourd'hui au Japon peut s'attendre à vivre jusqu'à environ 85 ans, une autre née au même moment en Sierra Leone a une espérance de vie qui ne dépasse pas 36 ans. La Japonaise va être convenablement vaccinée, nourrie et scolarisée. Si elle tombe enceinte, elle bénéficiera de soins maternels de haute qualité. En revanche, la fillette de Sierra Leone a peu de chances d'être vaccinée et risque fort de souffrir d'un déficit pondéral pendant toute son enfance. Ces deux scénarios totalement opposés permettent d'entrevoir les immenses perspectives offertes par la médecine et la santé publique et l'ampleur des besoins non satisfaits dans un monde où les inégalités sanitaires creusent entre les populations un vaste fossé qui va en s'élargissant. Voir aussi

Vaccinophobia - vaccine fear, vaccines fear, vaccination fear, vaccine phobia, vaccines phobia, vaccination phobia, fear of vaccines, phobia of vaccines In order to provide good information on Vaccinophobia it is best to first understand what a phobia is. I will present some information on phobia below. Please use the other links in the navigation bar to find information on Vaccinophobia. What is phobia? A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities, or persons. Types of phobias: Social phobias, Specific phobias and Agoraphobia Social phobias are fears that involve other people or social situations such as performance anxiety, fears of embarrassment or humiliation by scrutiny of others. Specific phobias are typically fears of certain objects or situations. Agoraphobia is a fear of experiencing a panic attack in a place or situation from which escape may be difficult or embarrassing or they cannot obtain help.

Measles Outbreak Hits New York City Remember that map we showed you in January that tracks all the instances of completely preventable diseases that are re-emerging due to lack of vaccination? Sadly, it is receiving several new data points due to an outbreak of the measles in New York City. Nineteen people have been diagnosed with measles and health officials are blaming an influx of people opting out of vaccinations. Four have been hospitalized due to their symptoms. Measles is a highly contagious, viral respiratory system infection that can be transmitted through the air. “As long as your kid is vaccinated, why should you care if mine is?” The first dose of the MMR vaccine isn’t administered until a child is 12-15 months old and doesn’t offer full protection until the child receives the second dose between ages 4-6. In addition to the young, the immunocompromised also rely on being surrounded by vaccinated individuals in order to stay protected.

Les inégalités face à la santé - Etude d'une… - Les inégalités face… - Quelques… - L'état sanitaire… - A tale of two girls - Histoire-géo à Crécy en Ponthieu #1: Vaccine Phobia Becomes a Public-Health Threat The question will not go away: Do vaccines cause autism? Some 1 million to 1.5 million adults and children in the United States have received autism diagnoses, and there is no clear insight into its causes. What surprises many scientists is that their findings against a vaccine connection keep failing to quell the debate, giving the antivaccine movement the potential to become a genuine public-health problem. In February the U.S. Environmental attorney Robert F. Fueling all this confusion is the complicated nature of autism, which encompasses a range of neurological disorders characterized by “social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior,” according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In October Michael D. Meanwhile, the reluctance of some parents to immunize their children can lead to the return of vaccine-preventable diseases such as a measles, which broke out this past summer in Brooklyn, New York.

Scientists Discover A Process That Regulates Forgetting Where did I park the car? What time is my dentist appointment? Did I lock the doors? Oh no, it's Mom's birthday tomorrow! We are all very familiar with forgetting. It's incredibly frustrating, and sometimes it seems like your brain just isn't working. In a study published last week in the journal Cell, scientists searched through potential genes in the roundworm C. elegans in order to find a likely candidate involved in forgetting. Neurons are a type of brain cell, and the connections between these cells that facilitates cellular communication are called synapses. While it is still early days, it is hoped that further study into this field may yield advances in the discovery of therapeutic targets in certain diseases involving memory loss, such as Alzheimer's.

Des sociétés inégalement développées : devant la santé. Les programmes placent les inégalités devant la santé dans la partie II : « Des sociétés inégalement développées ». On traitera seulement deux des trois premiers thèmes, sachant que le thème 4 est obligatoire (la pauvreté dans le monde). Il faut donc retenir deux thèmes parmi les suivants : « Des inégalités devant la santé » ; « Des inégalités devant l'alphabétisation » ; « Des inégalités devant les risques ». La problématique consiste à montrer que les sociétés sont inégales dans le domaine de la santé. Par conséquent, lorsqu'une pandémie touche la population mondiale, la manière de la prévenir, les moyens dont on dispose pour l'éradiquer sont différents selon l'endroit du monde dans lequel on se trouve. De même, l'étude des infrastructures sanitaires peut montrer les inégalités auxquelles sont confrontées les populations dans le domaine de la santé. Des études de cas envisageables sont nombreuses. Elles permettent de comparer la situation dans un pays développé et dans un pays pauvre.

The New Pandemic of Vaccine Phobia We no longer believe that witches control the weather or inhabit the souls of adolescent girls. We no longer believe that the earth is flat, and we have even held our ground against the pseudoscience of "intelligent design." Now it is time for all who respect logic, rationality, and the scientific method to come together and say NO MORE to anti-vaccine demagoguery. No one pretends that vaccines are perfect, or 100% risk-free. But approved vaccines work. They save lives. Six recent helpful articles: UPDATE 10/26/09: Another helpful article:• "What You Need To Know About Swine Flu Vaccine" (NPR)UPDATE 11/3/09. UPDATE 12/7/09. I would particularly like to single out Amy Wallace's terrific new piece in Wired, in which she not only faces down the reckless myths peddled by vaccine-haters, but also beautifully articulates the underlying conditions driving these myths. The rejection of hard-won knowledge is by no means a new phenomenon. The U.S. My own children were recently vaccinated