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Thursday, February 16, 2012

England : Merseyside measles outbreak declared

Via BBC :

" A measles outbreak has been declared on Merseyside after six people required hospital treatment, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said.

There have been 13 confirmed and 16 suspected cases in patients who range in age from nine months to adults in their 20s.

In comparison, there was one confirmed case on Merseyside in the first six weeks of 2011.

The HPA is warning parents to ensure children are fully vaccinated.

Four children and two adults needed hospital treatment for the disease."

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