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Measles vaccine thwarts other infectious diseases: study

The measles vaccine provides benefits beyond merely protecting against that highly contagious viral respiratory disease that remains a leading childhood killer in parts of the world, scientists said. By blocking the measles infect

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Meningitis jab made mandatory for Umrah pilgrims

Vaccination against meningitis and other infectious diseases has been made mandatory for Umrah pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia, according to a report. The health requirements issued by Saudi Arabia for Haj and Umrah pilgrims a

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Experts warn of diseases surge in Gulf region

Experts have warned of a ‘phenomenal’ rise in infectious diseases set to hit the Gulf over the next decade. Under-diagnosed native infections, such as the recent Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV)

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Malaria ‘poses deadly risks worldwide’

Malaria remains one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world and recent estimates suggest that many more people are dying of the disease each year than previously believed, said an expert. The disease causes 1.24 million deaths

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