Whooping Cough, Swine Flu And Back-To-School Vaccines

Whooping Cough, Swine Flu And Back-To-School Vaccines

The U.S. is headed for the worst whooping cough outbreak in half a century. Maryland recently reported several cases of swine flu, and reports of West Nile virus are back. What you need to know to protect yourself.

The U.S. is headed for the worst whooping cough outbreak in half a century. Maryland recently reported several cases of swine flu, and reports of West Nile virus are back. Some medical experts link the resurgence of infectious diseases to the rise of the anti-vaccine movement. What we need to know about protecting ourselves, our children and our communities.

Guests

Steven Salzberg

Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Roberta DeBiasi, MD

Faculty, Infectious Diseases, Children's National Medical Center Associate Professor, Pediatrics, George Washington University

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