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Guide to Forgotten Diseases


Are you getting tired of hearing about outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable (vaccinable?) diseases? So am I! It's so easy to forget about these infections, so I made a handy quick guide for you that covers measles, mumps, and rubella. Get that MMR vaccine!

Note: This comic originally appeared on Biology Online. Yes, that website. The one whose blogs editor had this now famous exchange with fellow Scientific American blogger and scientist extraordinaire, DNLee. The same person emailed me asking if I would like to do a guest blog. In general, I'll do one-time guest blogs for other websites if I have time, so I did this quick guide for them. A few weeks later when I found out what he said to DNLee, I immediately emailed him and said I wanted my comic removed from the website. I never heard back, as that person was quickly fired, so I had to send numerous emails to other Biology Online email accounts before I got a response and the comic was taken down. And now it's here, and everyone lived happily ever after. The end.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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