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Updated:Tue, 02 May 2017

Press Release: Biomedical scientists make list of Top 100 scientists

Top 100 Scientists

IBMS members, Sandra Richards MSc CSci MIBMS and Diane Anderson MIBMS have been voted on to the Science Council's list of 100 leading UK practising scientists.

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Deadly Measles Outbreak Compounded By Afghanistan's Severe Winter

In its "World Now" blog, the Los Angeles Times (2/22) reported, "Health officials Tuesday reported a deadly measles outbreak in rural western Afghanistan that they said was compounded by severe winter weather hampering access to the area." Already, "at least 20 children have died of measles and pneumonia in Ghor and Badghis provinces, according to Afghanistan's Health Ministry and the World Health Organization." Indeed, public health officials did promote "vaccinations for all children ages nine months to 15 years, especially for those living in the affected areas and surrounding provinces" but "in rural Afghanistan, parents are sometimes reluctant to have their children vaccinated because of an abundance of conspiracy theories about the shots."

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