Wednesday, August 13, 2008

HPV and Cervical Cancer

I didn't have time to say much about the Human Papillomavirus vaccine but I did want to mention the issue. PBS have a very nice site from a show on the subject
You can watch the whole show at the site, or download it as an mp3 file to listen to, and also read an interview with a 'vaccine expert' that raises interesting issues and find out the basic facts about HPV and the vaccine. If you can't see what all the fuss is about take a deep breath and read some of the posted comments.

Also, over the next couple of days I will be writing the midterm and will post some sample questions here. I'll also put up a cumulative list of the terms we have covered to date (ie a subset of the larger glossary) which might be useful.

Relevant material previously on the blog:

Well, this post actually but I wanted to draw particular attention to it.
Solver for the SIR Model of the Spread of Disease
Vaccine safety
The height of reckless irresponsibility

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