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German government backs compulsory measles jab for schools, kindergartens
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.
Scientology cruise ship quarantined in Caribbean for measles
Authorities on St. Lucia say they quarantined a ship owned by the Church of Scientology after a case of measles aboard. This comes as the world sees a resurgence of the sometimes deadly disease.
Measles: Millions of children worldwide missed first vaccine, says UN
Millions of children in high- and low-income countries have missed the first dose of the measles vaccine since 2010, according to UNICEF. It said the numbers of children missing the second dose were "even more alarming."
Measles outbreak: Number of cases jumps in the US
Measles outbreak: Number of cases jumps in the US.
Measles outbreaks in Europe: Cases spike amid vaccination slump
Measles outbreaks in Europe: Cases spike amid vaccination slump.
Few in measles hit Madagascar can afford vaccine
Few in measles hit Madagascar can afford vaccine.
French boy suspected of reintroducing measles to Costa Rica
A five-year-old boy who had not received the measles vaccine went on holiday to Costa Rica with his parents. The country had been measles-free for five years before his arrival.
Measles cases rise to at least 50 in Washington
A measles outbreak in Washington state last month has gotten worse with at least 50 cases now confirmed by state health officials.