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June 23, 2006

Measles at World Cup

OK, so it's not as catchy a title as Snakes on a Plane, but New Scientist Magazine reports that Measles has broken out in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, which has three cities hosting World Cup games. It'll be interesting to see if all of the international travel to and from that region leads to a quicker spread to other countries, particularily in the Western Hemisphere. Six of the eight World Cup teams from the Western Hemisphere -- Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, the US and Trinidad and Tobago -- are playing games in the affected area.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at June 23, 2006 07:07 AM