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Of measles and flu

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 26 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:0-f
  1. Fiona Godlee (
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    When was the last time you saw a case of measles? If you're in a developed country and are under 40, the answer may be never. But that might be about to change, provided of course that you recognise what you see. The number of cases is increasing steeply in the UK, bringing predictions of the re-emergence of endemic measles. Meanwhile, as Perviz Asaria and Eithne MacMahon point out (p 890), clinical experience of measles has declined. They offer a reminder of the clinical features, complications, and management strategies.

    They also call for increased measles vaccine coverage if the UK is …

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