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How monkeypox epidemic is likely to play out – in four graphs

Smallpox vaccines are effective against monkeypox. James Gathany/CDC The first case of monkeypox in a human was reported in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo....

Eradicating smallpox: the global vaccination push that brought the world ‘arm-to-arm’

      Edward Jenner vaccinating his son, held by Mrs Jenner; a maid rolls up her sleeve, a man stands outside holding a cow. Coloured...

4 of our greatest achievements in vaccine science (that led to COVID vaccines)

 Image: Shuttlestock All eyes are on COVID-19 vaccines, with Australia’s first expected to be approved for use shortly. But their development in record time, without compromising on...

Smallpox, seatbelts and smoking: 3 ways public health has saved lives from history to the modern day

Picture: Shutterstock The coronovirus outbreak has reminded us of the importance of public health responses in managing the spread of disease. But what actually is public...