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.
In an exclusive interview with DW, Nobel Prize winner Harald zur Hausen talks about cancer-causing viruses and his incomprehension towards vaccination scpeticism.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called a scandal over inferior vaccines "vile" and "shocking." Many in China are scared and angry over lax regulations.
The WHO has diagnosed more than 3,000 cases of the life-threatening disease in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Most patients are children.
In perfect shape one day, flu-like symptoms the next - followed by paralysis in an extremely short time. These are signs of a dangerous autoimmune disease. Patients need specialized medical care immediately.
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