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Rumors and Legends: ECU researcher examines fears, controversy surrounding vaccinations

(Sept. 20, 2011)   —   In movie theaters, the new film “Contagion” documents a fast-moving viral epidemic. Debate continues about HPV vaccine. Signs tout seasonal flu shots in local pharmacies.

East Carolina University English professor Andrea Kitta could not have picked a more fitting climate for release of her new book, “Vaccinations and Public Concern in History: Legend, Rumor, and Risk Perception.”

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