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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.
Antibiotics are currently used to treat chlamydia, but more and more STIs are evolving to resist some current antibiotics.

The first chlamydia vaccine could soon be on its way. The common STI can lead to infertility, chronic pain, and an increased risk of HIV.

There are 1 million new STI cases globally every day, and many current antibiotics used to treat them are becoming antibiotic resistant.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (left) and Jenny McCarthy (right) contributed anti-vaccine articles to HuffPost, founded by Arianna Huffington (center).

Looking for anti-vaccine conspiracy theories? You can find them on HuffPost.

HuffPost continues to host articles, some written by celebrities like Jenny McCarthy and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., that link vaccines to autism.

2020 presidential contender Marianne Williamson called vaccine mandates “draconian,” and no different than the abortion debates

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson said during an event in New Hampshire that vaccination mandates are "draconian" and "Orwelian."
Bernard and Lisa Selz have donated millions to anti-vax organizations.

Meet Bernard and Lisa Selz, the wealthy New York City couple who has donated millions to the anti-vax movement

Their donations were used to partially fund "Vaxxed," a documentary that relied on pseudoscience to question the safety of vaccines.
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.