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Do you have to take the Covid-19 vaccine or not?

The South African law does not make it mandatory for citizens to be vaccinated, and the same will apply for Covid-19 immunisation. But experts say people still have the responsibility not to act recklessly — and they should follow Covid-19 health protocols

The coping mechanisms the DRC is putting in place as it faces Ebola, measles and Covid-19

The DRC has systematically gone about strengthening health infrastructure, engaging the community and doing better research

Three months in, Covid-19 poses triple threats in Africa

Health, debt and hunger are huge threats to the continent’s stability

The DRC’s response to Covid-19 must be tailored to local context

Immunisation and other preventative programmes for malaria, cholera, measles and malnutrition, which kill children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, must continue

Healthcare’s crucial tool is trust

A new survey reveals that most people know little about science and this negatively affects preventative medicine

Curaçao vows to stop measles spreading from Scientology ship

Curacao said it would do what was needed to prevent measles spreading from a Scientology cruise ship, after a crew member came down with the disease

US health officials seek to stem measles outbreaks traced to Israel, Ukraine

A total of 555 cases of measles have been recorded in the United States since January 1, most of them in New York and Clark County in Washington state

Is your child vaccinated against measles? Here’s why they might need a booster shot

Even if your child has been vaccinated, booster shots provide an extra layer of protection.

‘There is hope this evil illness will not befall us again’

The residents of a Nigerian village had no health services, save for traditional methods, to treat those with a fever and a rash.

Roll over Ebola: measles is the deadly new threat

A consequence of the Ebola epidemic is a steep drop in measles vaccinations as overburdened hospitals are unable to keep up.

Measles threat puts Ebola to shame

The disease is outfoxing prevention efforts, thanks in part to vaccination myths.

Measles surges in UK years after vaccine scare

A vaccine scare more than a decade ago is causing a growing epidemic of measles, a contagious disease.

Comment: Ignorant reporting can be lethal

As the fallout regarding misinformation about vaccines and antiretrovirals shows, words can kill.

UN health chief raises concern over vaccine ‘mistrust’

WHO chief warned on Monday that the health community needed to tackle strong and "worrisome" public mistrust of vaccines.

UN: Measles outbreak kills more than 700 in Africa

A recent measles outbreak in Eastern and Southern Africa has killed more than 700 people, the UN said on Friday.

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