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  • UK: 2018 Measles

    Source: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....cases-14145227

    Outbreak alert as reported measles cases in Greater Manchester three times higher than last years
    ByClaire Miller
    2:19, 12 JAN 2018Updated12:27, 12 JAN 2018

    ...In the six weeks to January 7, covering December and the festive period, 39 suspected cases of measles have been reported to Public Health England (PHE) in the area.

    While not all the cases will turn out to be measles, the number of reports is much higher than in the same period in the previous two years, the six weeks to Week 01 of PHE reports, when 12 cases were reported in 2016/17 and six in 2015/16.

    The cases have been scattered across the area, including six in Manchester, with only Bolton and Tameside not reporting cases...

    ...Across England and Wales, in the six weeks to January 7, covering December and the festive period, 372 suspected cases of measles have been reported to Public Health England (PHE) in the area...

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    Source: https://www.nursingtimes.net/clinica...ontentID=18932


    Further cases of measles reported in England as outbreak continues
    15 January, 2018
    Nicola Merrifield
    By Nicola MerrifieldDeputy news editor

    Further cases of measles have been reported in England today, bringing the total number to 122 since the outbreak began last year.

    According to data from Public Heath England (PHE), as of 9 January, there had been 34 confirmed cases in West Yorkshire, 29 in Cheshire and Liverpool, 32 in the West Midlands, 20 in Surrey and seven in Greater Manchester...

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    • #3
      Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...ures-show.html


      Measles epidemic warning: Deadly infection strikes 140 people across five regions as officials urge parents to vaccinate their children

      West Midlands has the most sufferers with 47 people having been struck down
      Experts warn travelling to European regions with outbreaks may be to blame
      Parents should vaccinate their children against measles, mumps and rubella
      The World Health Organization says vaccine fears prevent people having jabs

      By Stephen Matthews For Mailonline
      Published: 08:46 EST, 25 January 2018 | Updated: 11:15 EST, 25 January 2018


      The measles outbreak that has rocked five regions of England has now infected 140 people, new figures reveal.

      Some 47 confirmed cases of the life-threatening infection have been reported in the West Midlands.

      And 35 people have now been struck down with measles in West Yorkshire, 29 in Cheshire and Liverpool, 22 in Surrey and seven in Greater Manchester.

      The figures, released by Public Health England, have prompted officials to urge parents to ensure their kids are vaccinated against it...

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.essexlive.news/news/meas...ported-1142757


        Measles are on the rise with more cases reported in Essex than this time last year
        There were 183 suspected cases of measles reported in England and Wales
        ByLottie O'Neill
        9:45, 31 JAN 2018Updated13:58, 31 JAN 2018

        Measles may be on the rise with more cases reported in Essex in January than this time last year, with two reports in Brentwood.

        There have been six cases of measles reported in the county this January, compared to four in the same period last year.

        In the four weeks of the month (up until January 28), there were six suspected cases of the viral illness reported to Public Health England (PHE) in the area.

        Four cases were reported in 2016 and five in 2015...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/h...wport-14380447

          An outbreak of measles has hit Cardiff, Newport and Blaenau Gwent
          Public Health Wales is urging parents to get children vaccinated
          ByMark SmithHealth Correspondent
          17:08, 7 MAR 2018

          An outbreak of measles has hit Cardiff, Newport and Blaenau Gwent – and parents are being urged to get their children vaccinated as soon as possible.

          Public Health Wales has confirmed that six people have been confirmed as having measles in south east Wales, with two further “probable” cases also under investigation.

          Although cases are distributed across the region, the first few cases are thought to have been exposed to an “unknown highly infectious case” in early February in Cardiff city centre.

          An estimated one in five children with measles can experience serious complications such as ear infections, pneumonia or meningitis.

          One in 10 children with measles ends up in hospital and in rare cases it can be fatal...

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          • #6
            Source: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/h...truck-14410656


            Ten people have now been struck down with measles in south Wales - and it's spreading
            ByMark SmithHealth Correspondent
            20:44, 14 MAR 2018

            Ten people have now been struck down with measles in south Wales following an outbreak, it has been confirmed.

            Public Health Wales says most of the people affected are teenagers or young adults living in Cardiff, Newport and Blaenau Gwent - and it has now spread to the Vale of Glamorgan too.

            The trust is now urging others to get two doses of the MMR vaccine as soon as possible to prevent it spreading further...

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            • #7
              Source: https://www.eagleradio.co.uk/news/lo...eak-in-surrey/


              Confirmed measles outbreak in Surrey
              vaccination
              9:20pm 20th March 2018
              (Updated 9:24pm 20th March 2018)

              People in Surrey and Hampshire are being urged to check they are up-to date with the MMR Vaccines following measles cases across the area.

              There have been 34 cases of measles since late January in Surrey, mostly in the Redhill area.

              A further 23 individuals are being investigated as possible measles cases.

              Public Health England (PHE) South East is urging people to check they are up-to-date with two doses of MMR vaccine...

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              • #8
                Source: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/h...ontent=sitemap

                Measles outbreak 'smouldering' as more diagnosed in Cardiff and Blaenau Gwent
                People are being urged to have their MMR vaccines as soon as possible
                ByMark SmithHealth Correspondent
                17:46, 28 MAR 2018

                Fourteen people across south-east Wales have now been struck down with measles, it has been confirmed.

                Public Health Wales says the ongoing outbreak is focused on Cardiff and Blaenau Gwent where measles continues to circulate.

                The trust is working with local authorities, along with Cardiff and Vale and Aneurin Bevan Health Boards, to contain the outbreak and deliver targeted school vaccination sessions...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/new...-west-14471545


                  Measles hits yearly high in West Midlands with parents warned - how to protect your child
                  The number of reports to Public Health England (PHE) is up from two cases recorded in the same week in 2017, and none in 2016 and 2015
                  ByJames RodgerAdvanced Content Writer
                  13:52, 29 MAR 2018

                  There were 13 cases reported in the West Midlands met area in the week to March 25 alone, the highest number in one week since the start of 2018. Numbers of reports have been growing in recent weeks, up from 10 the week before and eight in the week to March 11.

                  The number of reports to Public Health England (PHE) is up from two cases recorded in the same week in 2017, and none in 2016 and 2015.

                  Of the cases reported, six were in Birmingham, with two each in Coventry, Solihull and Walsall, and one in Sandwell.

                  Across England and Wales, there were 97 cases of measles reported in the week ending March 25, the highest number in one week since the start of the year, and nearly double the 51 reported in the previous week.

                  The number of reports is the highest recorded in that week of the year since 2013, in the midst of a major measles outbreak, when there were 215 reports in a week...

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                  • #10
                    Source: https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-...firmed-1441581

                    More cases of measles have been confirmed in Kent and Public Health England has issued a warning
                    Are your children up to date with the MMR vaccine?
                    ByWill Rider
                    18:21, 10 APR 2018Updated19:46, 10 APR 2018

                    Public Health England (PHE) South East is urging people in Kent and Medway to check they are up-to-date with the MMR vaccine after five confirmed cases of measles in the region since mid-March.

                    Measles is a highly infectious viral illness which is most common in young children...

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                    • #11
                      Source: http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.u..._recent_weeks/

                      9 hrs ago
                      Health warning after nine cases of measles confirmed in Bradford in recent weeks
                      Chris Young

                      A PUBLIC health warning has been issued after a number of children in Bradford were diagnosed with measles.

                      And heath chiefs are urging parents to make sure their children are up to date on their vaccinations after the outbreak of the virus, which started late last month.

                      Experts have advised anyone who is showing symptoms of measles to remain at home and call doctors, rather than visiting A&E where they risk spreading the virus...

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://www.eagleradio.co.uk/news/lo...eak-in-surrey/


                        Parents warned of further measles outbreak in Surrey
                        9:56pm 18th April 2018
                        (Updated 10:00pm 18th April 2018)

                        Parents in Surrey have been sent a letter home from their children's schools, advising them to protect themselves against MMR.

                        It comes as there have been 34 cases of measles since late January (26 confirmed cases and 8 probable cases).

                        Most are in the Redhill area, but with a smaller number of cases in other parts of Surrey and Sussex.

                        A further 23 individuals are being investigated as possible measles cases...

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                        • #13
                          Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/s...-a3819386.html


                          Surge in London measles outbreak caused by trips to the Continent, health experts warn
                          Ross Lydall
                          5 hours ago

                          A measles alert was issued today as health chiefs revealed there have been more cases in London so far this year than for the whole of 2017.

                          Public Health England urged parents and young adults to vaccinate against the highly infectious viral illness, which can lead to serious complications.

                          There have been more than 250 cases reported since the start of the year, with at least 90 confirmed after laboratory tests...

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                          • #14
                            Measles outbreaks across England

                            Public Health England is advising the public to ensure they have had 2 doses of MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England.

                            Published 11 May 2018
                            From:
                            Public Health England

                            Between 1 January 2018 and 9 May 2018 there have been 440 laboratory confirmed measles cases in England, with London (164), the South East (86), West Midlands (78), South West (42) and West Yorkshire (37) reporting the most cases.

                            The increase in measles circulation is mainly associated with travel to and from Europe where there are large ongoing measles outbreaks.

                            Young people and adults aged 15 and over who missed out on MMR vaccine when they were younger and some under-vaccinated communities have been particularly affected.

                            Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious complications and can be fatal in very rare cases.
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                            https://www.gov.uk/government/news/m...across-england
                            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                            -Nelson Mandela

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                            • #15
                              Source: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/n...rash_of_cases/

                              6 hrs ago
                              Swindon NHS chiefs urge young people to get measles vaccination
                              Tom Seaward

                              YOUNG people registered with Swindon GP surgeries will be invited in for a measles vaccination.

                              It came as a new measles case was logged at a surgery in the town, raising fears that Swindon could fall prey to the virus currently sweeping across the region...

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