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Germany Reports Lowest Sickness Rate Since 1990

Germans continue to take fewer and fewer sick days. According to Health Ministry statistics released on Thursday, Germans, on average, took only 8.8 sick days last year -- the lowest level since reunification. Experts say many workers fear the loss of their jobs if they call in sick too often.

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