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Thursday, March 8, 2012

England : Measles outbreak in Liverpool spreads across region

Via BBC, report dated 6th March, 2012 :

" The number of confirmed measles cases in Merseyside has spread beyond Liverpool, health officials have said.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is now investigating 48 confirmed cases, 37 probable cases and 108 possible cases.

A measles outbreak was declared on 16 February. The majority of patients are concentrated in the Liverpool area.

But an HPA spokesman added: "We are also beginning to see cases that are further afield."

There are now confirmed, probable and possible cases in central and eastern Cheshire, Halton and St Helens, Knowsley, Sefton, and Wirral with probable and possible cases in Warrington and western Cheshire."

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