Did vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) cause several Indian girls’ deaths? As with many false claims, a blog post about this took a thread of fact and wove a blanket of misinformation.
An old rumour that a tetanus vaccine causing infertility in women is resurfacing, this time in West Africa. Vinayak Bhardwaj explains – as many others have over the last 20 years – why this claim is false and why it’s important to keep debunking it.
Nigeria’s president and health minister both claimed that the country could be declared polio-free this year as its last recorded case was in July 2014. But the World Health Organisation’s criteria are much stricter.