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BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6989.1222 (Published 13 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1222

Diphtheria “emergency” in former Soviet Union: The diphtheria epidemic is worsening in the states of the former Soviet Union. WHO has declared the epidemic “an international public health emergency” and plans a new vaccination campaign among vulnerable adults. It warns that all countries should keep immunity levels high, regardless of intentions for travel.

Chinese lottery losers keep psychiatrists busy: Rates of mental illness are rising, say official …

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