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Parent warned to curb rise in measles cases by vaccinating their children

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39328.421551.4E (Published 06 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:466
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Parents are being urged to have their children fully immunised with the combined vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) before school starts this month, after warnings that cases of measles are rising.

    The latest figures from the Health Protection Agency show 480 confirmed cases of measles in the United Kingdom so far this year, compared with a provisional total of 756 cases for the whole of last year, which was the highest number recorded for at least 20 years.

    Most of the cases reported this …

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