December 8-14 is National Influenza Vaccination Week.
The week-long emphasis on flu vaccination was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering
greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.
National Influenza Vaccination Week provides an opportunity for public health professionals, health care professionals, health
advocates, communities, and families from across the country to work together to promote flu vaccination before the traditional winter peak in flu activity.
LifeScience Moment: The World Heath Organization announced that "smallpox has been eradicated from the world."
On December 9, 1979, members of the World Heath Organization in Geneva announce that "smallpox has been eradicated from the world."
The last known natural case was in Somalia in 1977. Since then, the only known cases were caused by a laboratory accident in
1978 in Birmingham, England, which killed one person and caused a limited outbreak.
It's a Small World
"Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition."
Adam Smith, Scottish economist