How Failed Quarantines Led to 20th-Century Measles Outbreaks
Misperception of the severity of measles contributed to loosely enforced and poorly observed quarantining around periodic outbreaks of the disease.
Why Measles Continues to Plague Us
by Peter Doherty
There is no virtue in ignorance, especially in deliberate ignorance that can compromise the wellbeing of children, says this Nobel Prize winner.
This is how the French monarchy changed people's minds about the necessity of smallpox vaccinations
by KIMBERLY CHRISMAN-CAMPBELL
Today parents are reluctant to give their kids shots for measles. What we could learn from the French experience.
Fear of illnesses from abroad is nothing new
by HNN Staff
The word quarantine -- French for forty days -- dates to the middle ages.
Peter C. Doherty: Pandemics Have Had "Enormous Influence" on History [INTERVIEW]
by Robin Lindley
The Nobel Prize-winning immunologist has just published "Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know."
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