Measles is a highly contagious viral infection. Complications can be severe, especially in young children and adults. There have been several cases of people dying of measles in Germany. But there is a vaccination.
A new study has found that cases of the highly contagious disease have jumped significantly in the past year. Adults are poorly informed about their own vulnerability, the report found.
A draft bill to come before the German parliament envisages daycare centers reporting parents who do not seek medical advice on vaccinating their children. The move comes amid a measles epidemic.
Hepatitis attacks the liver and in the worst case can result in cirrhosis or liver carcinoma. But not all forms of Hepatitis are alike.
At total of 15 children have died in South Sudan after being given contaminated measles vaccines. Health officials said that the vaccines had been improperly refrigerated and were also administered by an untrained team.
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