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Measles outbreak in Wales will get worse, officials have warned

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 09 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2317
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    More than 270 cases of measles have been reported in Wales since 1 January 2009, and officials are predicting that the number of cases will continue to rise. Health officials estimate that about 45 000 schoolchildren are at risk in Wales because they have not been fully vaccinated with the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR).

    Marion Lyons, head of the health protection teams for the National Public Health Service for Wales, said, “We continue to be concerned at the number of cases of measles we are …

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