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New Journal of Infectious Diseases Supplement Spotlights Vaccination Triumphs and Remaining Challenges

A special collection of new articles published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases highlights the great benefits to human health achieved by the development and use of vaccines against numerous diseases around the world over the past several decades. “Triumphs of Vaccination,” published as a supplement to the Oct. 1 issue of the journal, features articles by noted experts in the field on topics including:

• The impact of vaccines in eradicating smallpox globally and effectively eliminating diseases like polio, measles and rubella from many developed countries.

• The development and success of vaccines against influenza, pertussis, rotavirus, human papillomavirus, hepatitis B virus, pneumococcal disease, chicken pox, shingles and more.

• Policies, strategies and remaining challenges to overcome in realizing the full potential of these vaccines and others to prevent disease and save lives in low-income countries.

The supplement is available online at and is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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