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Measles epidemic hits Bern

National News // By Tay Kinnear // March 14, 2019

The canton of Bern is suffering a measles epidemic. Since the start of the year there have been 37 cases reported to authorities – which is 10 times more than the last three years put together.

Pixabay Measles epidemic hits Bern

Unvaccinated kids who have come into contact with a sufferer are being told to stay away from school.

But it’s not just children. Adults are also being struck down. The disease is more serious for the grown-ups and some have been hospitalized.

While most people in Switzerland are vaccinated and on the whole parents are good at making sure their children are also, the anti-vaccination trend is having an impact on the resurgence of diseases that have almost been eradicated.

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