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Edinburgh is at risk of another outbreak: vaccines are the answer

Despite the fact that vaccinations are universally accessible and readily available to all students at Edinburgh, we as a student body have been plagued by the spread of incapacitating critical illnesses such as mumps, measles and meningitis. NHS Lothian documented over 150 cases of mumps between September and December of last year, manifestations of the […]

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Measles strongly linked to fatal illness, SSPE: vaccination is key

A new US study has shown that a fatal complication affecting non-vaccinated infants who get measles may be more common than we thought. Researchers from the University of California and the California Department of Public Health have found that up to one in 600 infants with measles may be affected. The condition, called Subacute sclerosing […]