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A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, Washington.

From smallpox to rubella, here are 6 infectious diseases you can avoid thanks to vaccines

Polio, rubella, diphtheria, measles, and smallpox and are among the diseases that vaccines have helped to eliminate in the US.
Dr. Lawrence Palevsky is a leading proponent of the discredited conspiracy theory that vaccines are related to autism. He practices medicine at the Northport Wellness Center (right) in Suffolk County, New York.

This New York doctor has been publicly urging parents not to vaccinate their children in the midst of a measles outbreak. Why is he still allowed to p...

A New York pediatrician has opposed vaccines for more than a decade, but continues to practice medicine.
Jerome Kunkel and his attorney, Christopher Wiest.

The Kentucky teen who refused to get the chickenpox vaccine got chickenpox

The Kentucky teen who refused the chickenpox vaccination, and even sued his local health department over it, contracted the disease.
A child is vaccinated for measles and mumps.

77% of Americans believe kids should be vaccinated against measles even if their parents object, poll shows

The news comes amid what public health experts call a "completely avoidable" outbreak of 764 measles cases recorded in the United States this year.
The measles virus.

Despite proposed fines for anti-vaxxers in Germany and New York, vaccine exemption bills may be on the rise

Germany and New York recently introduced bills to fine people who fail to vaccinate. But policies that let people forgo vaccinations may be on the rise.
Children are especially at risk for measles, a highly infectious disease that can be deadly if left untreated.

If you’re an anti-vaxxer, you have ‘blood on your hands,’ according to the UK’s healthcare secretary

UK health secretary Matt Hancock told The Times that anti-vaxxers "have blood on their hands" and that he won't rule out compulsory vaccinations.
Hospitalman Jessica Ferguson, left, immunizes Logistics Specialist 1st Class Willson Villavilencio aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75).

A US warship hit hard by the mumps is finally virus-free after being quarantined at sea for months

All of the infected military personnel have recovered and returned to duty, but the Navy is still exercising caution after this unusual outbreak.

Pete Buttigieg changes course and now says he does not support personal and religious exemptions for vaccines

A spokesperson for Buttigieg at first said the mayor supports religious and personal exemptions for vaccinations.
The entire population of Costa Rica was inoculated against smallpox, measles, and polio in a campaign carried out by government and US medical volunteers.

Tell-tale signs you or someone you know might have the measles

The measles vaccine was licensed in the US in 1963, but the virus is making a comeback. Early symptoms are like the flu, then a bumpy rash breaks out.
Actress Jenny McCarthy speaks at a rally calling for healthier vaccines June 4, 2008 in Washington, DC. Many at the rally are concerned about the connection between heavy metals in vaccines and autism.

How former ‘The View’ host Jenny McCarthy became the face of the anti-vaxx movement

Jenny McCarthy is one of the most well-known voices of the anti-vaxx movement, which uses false claims and junk science to argue against vaccines.