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The UK has lost its World Health Organization ‘measles-free’ status

By New Scientist staff and Press Association Vaccination rates have been declining in the UKOwen Humphreys/PA Wire/PA Images Three years after the measles virus was eliminated from the UK, the country has lost its “measles-free” status with the World Health Organization, following 231 confirmed cases of the infection in the first quarter of 2019. The… Read More »

Easter around the world

Chocolate bunnies move over – these six different Easter celebrations are a strictly chocolate-free affair. From cute witches to giant omelettes to feed a hungry 1,000-strong crowd, discover a world of strictly bunny-free traditions. Sweden Easter in Sweden may be a mainly secular affair but there’s a rather bewitching twist that sees children dress up… Read More »