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Toddler Dies of Measles in Germany

by Bidita Debnath on February 23, 2015 at 10:13 PM
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 Toddler Dies of Measles in Germany

As Germany suffers its worst outbreak in years of the highly infectious virus, a toddler has died of measles in Berlin, health authorities said Monday.

The 18-month-old boy died on February 18 -- the first known fatality among more than 500 measles cases since October in the German capital -- a Berlin health department official told AFP.

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National health officials are weighing steps to boost vaccination rates against the preventable disease.

Source: AFP
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