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Measles outbreak in north west

30th October 2008

The Health Protection Agency has warned that the north west of England could be on the verge of a measles epidemic.

Twenty-two children have been diagnosed with the illness following an outbreak in parts of Cheshire - the third in the region in 2008 - and health officials are now urging parents to ensure children get two doses of the MMR vaccine to stop further outbreaks. Over the summer eight cases were confirmed in Trafford and a further 89 in Blackpool.


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Article Information

Title: Measles outbreak in north west
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 8970
Date Added: 30th Oct 2008


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