The recent Ebola outbreak in Africa has monopolized the media headlines in the last few weeks, generating great worries worldwide. What people probably do not know is the historical self-limiting trend of this and other types of infectious epidemics, as well as the simple, but effective measures that should be taken to strengthen our immune system.
The animated discussion around vaccinations often lacks proper scientific grounds, which are instead needed to support an informed, free and conscious decision by every individual.
Fever is one of the most important forms of defence that the body can unleash against the infectious agent, therefore it should be supported in achieving its aims, not halted.
The whole story about anti-infection vaccinations and their related risks is often (willingly) left partially untold. In this article, we try to provide a comprehensive, frank overview of the topic, to allow a more conscious and fair decision, especially for our children.