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Monday, June 20, 2011

The Vaccine Times: Doctors Without Borders embark on massive vaccination campaign in Zambia

Nigeria, Zambia, the UK, the US.  The list goes on where measles is having a major resurgence.I just can't help but wonder if this is actually the goal of some of these people.  I know that most of us have forgotten the horrors of watching these diseases ravage our communities, but I would think that would be a good thing.  Why do these anti-vax nutters struggle so hard to bring these diseases back?
A measles epidemic affecting thousands of Zambian children has prompted Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in collaboration with Zambian health authorities, to embark in a massive vaccination campaign aiming to reach 600,000 children between the ages of 6 months to 15 years.

Teams began work early in May in two provinces that have suffered the most cases, 3,043 and 4,670 respectively. During the first two weeks of the campaign, nearly 270,000 were vaccinated. The campaign which was supposed to take about 3 weeks should have concluded, or be in its winding stages, as you read this.

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