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Progress in vaccination
Vaccines have prevented more disease than any other modality, except clean water. This point was made in the first edition of Vaccines , the textbook that is now in its sixth edition, and which has grown from 1400g to 4500g. As examples, the rubella vaccine is in the process of eradicating the disease, the rabies vaccine could do so if it were more generally available, the rotavirus vaccine is just now being applied and the cytomegalovirus vaccine is in development.