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Science

Measles vaccine uptake hits new low

In the UK, the number of children unvaccinated against Measles is rising, adding to the 170 million cases globally. Around 95 percent of the population needs to be vaccinated for herd immunity to take effect – this is when people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are naturally protected by others who have been…

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Students warned of mumps outbreak

The University Medical Service (UMS) sent a warning to students after having more than 18 confirmed cases of mumps at UEA in the last few months. The UMS, whose services include the UEA Medical Centre, announced the outbreak. The letter urged students to check whether or not they have been vaccinated against Measles, mumps, and…