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Red blood cells infected with the Plasmodium falciparum parasite. Plasmodium is the parasite that triggers malaria in people. Gary D. Gaugler/Science Source hide caption

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Experimental Malaria Vaccine Blocks The Bad Guy's Exit

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A doctor gives a polio vaccine to a child at a health clinic in Baghdad last week. The CIA says it banned the use of vaccine programs as cover for spying last year — a practice health officials said had wide repercussions. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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False-color transmission electron micrograph of a field of whooping cough bacteria, Bordetella pertussis. A. Barry Dowsett/Science Source hide caption

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Family Tree Of Pertussis Traced, Could Lead To Better Vaccine

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There today, here tomorrow: A mother holds her child for a measles vaccination in Manila, Philippines, in January. Travelers are bringing measles from the Philippines to the United States. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This one's virus-free: Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill and Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performed in Los Angeles in December. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Radio.com hide caption

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A school nurse prepares a vaccine against whooping cough before giving it to students at Mark Twain Middle School in Los Angeles. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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How Public Health Advocates Are Trying To Reach Nonvaccinators

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Convenience may be one reason why most teens haven't gotten all three HPV shots. VCU CNS/Flickr hide caption

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Parents And Teens Aren't Up To Speed On HPV Risks, Doctors Say

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Public school student Julio Valenzuela, 11, grimaces as he gets a vaccination before the start of the school in Lynnwood, Calif., on Aug. 27. Vaccines are required for school attendance. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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