Spain Has Its First Case of Diphtheria in 28 Years Due to Anti-Vax Parents
A six-year-old boy in Spain is currently in intensive care after coming down with the country's first case of diphtheria in 28 years. Diphtheria is a disease that has long been eradicated from most of the western world thanks to widespread vaccination programs, but has re-surged in areas like post-Soviet Russia, with fractured medical systems. While Spain has a widespread (and free!) vaccination program, the sick six-year-old was not vaccinated against diphtheria as his parents do not believe in vaccines.