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Germany moving away from measles vaccination goal

Germany is likely to miss a World Health Organization target of eradicating measles in Europe, as fewer parents are vaccinating children against the potentially deadly disease, the Süddeutsche reported on 12 July.

The paper quoted a study published by the Robert-Koch-Institute for health research, which found that measles has been on the rise in Germany since 2006. The study found that this year alone 1,296 people contracted measles, 452 of whom were over 10 years old.

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