History of Vaccines Blog

Yellow Fever Epidemic in Angola

March 25, 2016

Drawing of Aedes aegypti, National Library of MedicineThe World Health Organization is reporting a yellow fever outbreak in Angola that began in late 2015. Since the last reported yellow fever cases in Angola occurred more than 30 years ago, this epidemic, with more than 450 cases and 178 deaths, is alarming.

A Physician's Duty: Serving in Pestilence and in War

July 14, 2014

Plaque at The College of Physicians of PhiladelphiaToday's blog post is by College Librarian Beth Lander, MLS

American Presidents and Infectious Diseases

July 3, 2013

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and MuseumWe've expanded and updated a popular post from 2012 by History of Vaccines former intern Alexandra Linn. 

Please, Nurse, May I Have Some Plague Vaccine?

March 11, 2013

Hicks Vaccination Record, The College of Physicians of PhiladelphiaToday's blog post is by Robert D. Hicks, PhD, Director, Mütter Museum/Historical Medical Library

Hope for Zika Vaccine Stems from Precedent

April 20, 2016

Zika in the Western Hemisphere, CDCAt Tuesday’s sessions of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, vaccine scientists were moderately hopeful about developing an effective Zika virus vaccine.