Public Health Measures in Disease Prevention

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Science  21 Sep 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6101, pp. 1468-1470
DOI: 10.1126/science.337.6101.1468-b

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Vaccines for infectious pathogens, often mandatory, are a widespread method of preventing diseases in a population, but organizations and countries have also tackled noncommunicable diseases with a variety of public health measures. Science describes some notable examples.