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Vaccines & Infectious Diseases

No medical advances have been more important than the development of vaccines and antibiotics during the early and mid-twentieth century.

In the papers below: Learn about the gains made in public health through the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Explore how the development and use of newer vaccine technology helps fight against infectious diseases that had been previously difficult to vaccinate against. Discover how vaccines have reduced the threat of diseases and were once widespread and oftentimes fatal.