Cases of measles in England and Wales are highest for 13 years

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 01 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2820
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    Public health officials have warned that there is a “real risk” of a large measles epidemic in Britain after the number of children presenting with the disease rose sharply this year.

    Figures from the Health Protection Agency show that 1049 cases of measles were confirmed in England and Wales to the end of October 2008, the highest total since the current system of monitoring the disease was introduced …

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