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Vaccines have killed off these deadly diseases

The eradication of smallpox is one example of vaccines saving countless lives around the world. Image: REUTERS/Gael Gonzalez

Callum Brodie

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Vaccines are placed on a tray inside the Taipei City Hospital October 1, 2010. In preparation for the start of the flu season, health authorities in Taiwan started a mass immunisation program on Friday providing vaccines against the H1N1 flu virus and pneumonia. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) - GM1E6A10WGP01
The introduction of vaccination revolutionized medical science Image: REUTERS/Nicky Loh
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Aysha, 4, suffering from measles, lies on a bed after being brought to the Mayo Hospital for treatment in Lahore May 27, 2013. Measles, a highly contagious viral disease, has killed 260 people across Pakistan in 2013 so far, with nearly 11,000 cases reported, according to the World Health Organisation. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza   (PAKISTAN - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) - GM1E95S04D801
Without vaccination measles would claim many more lives Image: REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

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