How Anti-Vaxxers Fuel the Spread of Polio - Keren Landsman - Aeon

An American infection of wrong ideas comes to Israel

Because it is close to populations with less than perfect polio controls, Israel is at risk for polio outbreaks. For a time, israel and Egypt both had polio under control. Egypt responded successfully to an outbreak in 2012 with an aggressive vaccination and re-vaccination program. Last year, Israel found itself …

You can thank the anti-vaccination movement for much of this: Reported outbreaks of measles (red), mumps (brown), and whooping cough (green) in the U.S. from 2008 to this year.