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Measles: Europe sees record number of cases and 37 deaths so far this year

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3596 (Published 20 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3596

Re: Measles: Europe sees record number of cases and 37 deaths so far this year

I am grateful as ever to Wendy Stephen - not writing at any length beacause I am in hospital. It says in the document she cited that there were 265 confirmed cases in England in the first quarter of this year, whereas in the one I cited it said that it was only 91, and this was updated as late as 10 July [1]. Indeed, it is not completely clear whether this is a figure for England alone as I have previously assumed or possibly for the whole of the U.K. But it looks as if between 10 July and 24 August they found 174 confirmed cases from before April (nearly two-thirds) that they did not know about.
[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/measles-confirmed-cases/measl...

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11 September 2018
John Stone
UK Editor
AgeofAutism.com
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