Vaccines save lives, and to pretend otherwise is irresponsible

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An old gravestone which shows five children that died from diphtheria in 10 days in one family.

Vaccines save lives, and to pretend otherwise is irresponsible

Since the introduction of effective immunization, starting in the 1920s, diphtheria rates have dropped dramatically in the United States and other countries that vaccinate widely. Between 2004 and 2008, no cases of diphtheria were recorded in the United States. However, the disease continues to play a role globally. In 2007, 4,190 cases of diphtheria were reported, which is likely an underestimate of the actual number of cases.

Source:
Allie Mark

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