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BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 28 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:470

Measles cases rise in England and Wales: The latest figures show that the number of cases of measles rose by more than 30% in 2007 (971 cases compared with 740 in 2006), reaching the most recorded since current surveillance began in 1995. Cases were mainly associated with prolonged outbreaks in travelling and orthodox Jewish communities, in which uptake of vaccine has historically been low. Smaller outbreaks also occurred in …

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