Smallpox is gone. Polio is almost gone. Measles is next.
Whom should you trust for advice about vaccines? Your family doctor? Or that guy who sells overpriced herbal supplements over the Internet? This fascinating book explains why vaccination is still the mainstay of public health. It explains what germs are, which ones are dangerous, and how you can protect yourself and your family against them. Thanks to vaccination, many diseases that were common causes of blindness, deafness, paralysis, or death at the turn of the 20th century are rare in many countries today. Some of these diseases are caused by germs that only infect human beings. Once we drive those diseases into extinction through vaccination, we will never have to vaccinate anyone else against them!