The incidence of Hepatitis B, has increased by 300% during the last three years, according to the RKI. Most of the cases involve migrants from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. The number of cases of chicken pox, meningitis, mumps, rubella and whooping cough were also up. Migrants also accounted for at least 40% of the new cases of HIV/AIDS identified in Germany since 2015, according to a separate RKI report. Also more than 300,000 unchecked refugees have disappeared and traveled to different EU countries.
The officials were more concerned how to protect the migrants rather than their citizens health and have accused the RKI of downplaying the threat in an effort to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiments. Read more here.