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on January 20, 2016 in World News

Health scare in Denmark as refugees bring back diphtheria after 20yr absence

Danish authorities have warned hospitals over possible outbreak of infectious diseases as several cases of diphtheria, tuberculosis and malaria carried by the refugees have already been registered. “The infection can be very dangerous if one isn’t vaccinated against it. The dangerous type is very rare and we last saw it in Denmark in 1998,” Kurt Fuursted, spokesperson for the Danish State Serum Institute (SSI) told Metroxpress referring to the potential return of diphtheria. This disease was last diagnosed in Denmark about 20 years ago. Read more Danish nightspots bar migrants by introducing ‘language controls’ “There is no doubt that infectious… View Article

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