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Emergency measles steps call

20th May 2008

Health bosses in London have enforced emergency measures after a large increase in the number of cases of measles in the capital. 

NHS trusts have been told to offer the MMR jabs in "quick succession" in a bid to cut the number of cases. Over 200 cases were reported in south-east London from January to May. Lewisham PCT, which had high rates of the disease,  said through a spokesperson: "The disease is still spreading, particularly among school-age children."


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Article Information

Title: Emergency measles steps call
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 6825
Date Added: 20th May 2008


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