Measles Outbreak in Europe

A measles outbreak has occurred in Europe and it is being attributed largely to the influence of information spread by the anti-vaccine movement. Sadly, the information the anti-vaccine movement is spreading is proving influential that it is even causing deaths in the United States as well. Never forget that the anti-vaccine movement is an environmentalist…

Measles Cases in Europe Hit Record High

The World Health Organization states Europe is experiencing a measles outbreak with the number of reported cases more than twice than last year. The Times of London reports 41,000 cases were reported in the first six months of this year alone. Unfortunately, there have been measles outbreaks in the United States and it is attributed…

15 U.S. Cities Identified as Anti-Vaccine “Hotspots”

A new study published in the Public Library of Science Journal suggests more children are vulnerable to contagious diseases resulting from a number of metro areas nationwide that have large amounts of non-medical exemptions for vaccination. According to USA Today, 15 metropolitan areas in 12 to eighteen states (like Arizona, Minnesota, North Dakota and Utah)…

Melanie’s Marvelous Measles

A book that Myles Power finds disgusting as it is marketed towards children. Melanie’s Marvelous Measles promotes the idea that vaccinations are ineffective and that children should actively try to contract measles.

Aussie School Teacher Advocates Sharing Measles

A private school teacher and mother of two in Victoria, Australia is the subject of controversy surrounding her recent advocacy of sharing measles on a anti-vaccine group Facebook page. This after a warning was issued by health authorities of a measles outbreak in Dandenong that took place earlier last month. Due to the number of…

Interactive map shows damage done by “anti-vaxxers” worldwide

A five-year study published earlier this month in the journal Social Science and Medicine states that Twitter is flourishing with anti-vaccine sentiment. However, what is interesting is that geography, not politics, that makes a difference. FiercePharma points out researchers found tweets from users in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania posted the highest number…