Tag Archives: Vaccination

On rotavirus and Paul Offit

There has been a rotavirus outbreak in Durban. So far, over 1000 children have been infected and 2 have died. There are several different vaccinations against rotavirus. Rotarix is the one used in South Africa. Another one, RotaTeq, was co-created … Continue reading

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On Flu, and the flu vaccine

The flu season is well under way in the US. According to news reports, Burt Reynolds was hospitalised with the flu and shock goth rocker Marylin Manson collapsed on stage because he had the flu. It hasn’t reached South African … Continue reading

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New in South Africa: anti-vaccination hogwash

Here we go again. One of the few good things about South Africa’s years of isolation during apartheid was that stupid ideas like anti-vaccination weren’t imported. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. The Mail and Guardian had this … Continue reading

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