Sunday, July 26, 2009

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Kill More Americans Than Car Wrecks

"Diseases easily preventable by adult vaccines kill more Americans each year than car wrecks, breast cancer, or AIDS."

"Yet relatively few in the U.S. know much about these diseases -- and far too few adults get vaccinated, find surveys by the CDC and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)."

"It may surprise you to learn that over 50,000 adults die each year of diseases that are potentially vaccine preventable," NFID president-elect William Schaffner, MD, said at a news conference held to announce the survey results."

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