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Eradication of infectious diseases from vaccination

Spanning more than 200 years of research and development, 10 infectious diseases have been at least 90 percent eradicated in the United States thanks to vaccines.

Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America. Medicines in Development: Vaccines–A report in the prevention and treatment of disease through vaccines. Washington, D.C.: PhRMA; 2013. http://phrma.org/medicines-in-development-for-vaccines-2013

Reference

Title
Medicines in Development: Vaccines–A report in the prevention and treatment of disease through vaccines
Publisher
PhRMA
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America
URL
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