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BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d4557 (Published 20 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4557

Measles and cholera have killed more than 1000 people in Congo: An outbreak of measles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after follow-up mass vaccination campaigns were halted has resulted in 115 484 cases and 1145 deaths since September 2010, said the World Health Organization. New campaigns have led to six million children being vaccinated in April and May, with a further 915 000 targeted for July. An outbreak of cholera had resulted in 3245 cases and 192 deaths to 8 July.

Japan plans to ban beef from Fukushima: The Japanese government has said that it plans to suspend shipments of cattle from Fukushima after radioactive caesium was found in the …

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