In recent years Nigeria has seen a concerted effort to eradicate the crippling polio virus despite opposition to vaccination programs by religious extremists. We meet one survivor of the disease who has become an anti-polio campaigner.
Polio is nearly eradicated — but not quite. Some countries continue to battle the disease. DW reviews the situation on the birthday of Jonas Salk, the US virologist who developed one of the first successful vaccines.
Vaccinations save lives, but African countries almost always have to import the necessary serums. Now some governments are talking about producing vaccines locally — but it's not that simple.
In an exclusive interview with DW, Nobel Prize winner Harald zur Hausen talks about cancer-causing viruses and his incomprehension towards vaccination scpeticism.
A government inquiry has found that Sanofi's dengue vaccine Dengvaxia may be connected to three deaths in the Philippines. No direct causal link was established, but immunizations have dropped off sharply.
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