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Merseyside declares measles outbreak

22nd February 2012

The Health Protection Agency has declared a measles outbreak on Merseyside.

There are 13 confirmed and 16 suspected cases ranging in age from nine months to adults aged in their 20s with four children and two adults so far requiring treatment in hospital. This compares to just one confirmed case on Merseyside in the first six weeks of 2011 and one in the corresponding period of 2010. Parents are now being urged to ensure that their children are fully vaccinated.

 

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