Whooping cough is transmitted by bacteria. A vaccination can prevent an infection. But since a growing number of people don't get vaccinations, the number of infections is rising in Germany. For small children, whooping cough can be deadly.
Children in Germany will have to prove they've had a measles vaccination before they can attend kindergarten or go to school, under a new draft law. Parents who object to immunizing their kids face hefty fines.
In an exclusive interview with DW, Nobel Prize winner Harald zur Hausen talks about cancer-causing viruses and his incomprehension towards vaccination scpeticism.
The WHO has diagnosed more than 3,000 cases of the life-threatening disease in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Most patients are children.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called a scandal over inferior vaccines "vile" and "shocking." Many in China are scared and angry over lax regulations.
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