It’s common knowledge that the American measles outbreak is spurred by parents refusing to vaccinate their children. But what cultural phenomena led to this?  

The brewing crisis in vaccine confidence is more severe in Europe compared to the rest of the world, according to the first Wellcome Global Monitor survey tracking attitudes toward science.  

New York City officials declared a public health emergency yesterday and ordered mandatory measles vaccinations over an outbreak centered in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn.   Officials tie Brooklyn’s eruption of cases—at least 285 since September, mostly in…

A hateful tactic by anti-vaxxers: Encouraging each other to target grieving mothers of children who are ill or have passed away.   Online antivax group members will post horrific messages on parents’ social media, ostensibly to traumatize immunization advocates. Messaging…

Yet another study has debunked the link between autism and measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations. The findings, published yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, further refute vaccine skepticism fueled by a small, decades-old study now expunged from medical…

Vaccination, writes Masha Gessen, is a basic political issue because its success hinges on community agreement—and vaccine refusal is a political act.  

Anti-vax backlash is building across the US—and across the globe—as measles cases climb, The Washington Post reported.  

Measles infections are projected to double this year compared to 2018, hitting rich and poor countries alike, the WHO reported yesterday. The UN is calling on member states to close vaccination gaps as far-flung measles outbreaks spread. 

Measles is making its mark with several simultaneous outbreaks in disparate hotspots. Madagascar is experiencing its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 50,000 cases since October 2018 and 300+ deaths—most of them children, CNN reports. There, most families want…

The Taliban has said it will not target a door-to-door polio vaccination campaign in Afghanistan—but the program still faces another obstacle: communities who don’t trust the drugs. Tony Birtley's interviews with rural residents illustrate the challenges for polio workers…