Germany – Refugees Not Up on Common Vaccinations

Refugees arriving from Eastern Europe and the Middle East may not be up to date on vaccinations for certain diseases like measles, mumps, and hepatitis. The spread of measles in Berlin in the past year was attributed to contact between an under-vaccinated community and migrants carrying the disease. While peak measles season has passed, the potential for transmission in major cities remains due to the large influx of refugees.

Photo By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of the Sofia Globe

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Posted on: Sep 17, 2015 | Share:
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