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UK measles outbreak: why are cases rising?

What is behind the spate of recent measles outbreaks?

Measles outbreak declared a ‘national incident’

Statistics from the UKHSA heave revealed a significant increase in measles cases in the UK, with 59% of measles cases in 2023 reported in children under 10 years old.

Doctors urged to watch for measles, as vaccine rate dips

Doctors told to be on high alert as vaccine rates among children have dropped to a record low.

What’s new for MMR? An update for primary care nurses

Catherine Heffernan looks at how MMR immunisations are changing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UKHSA urges parents to check children's MMR records are up to date as measles cases rise

Between 1 January and 20 April this year, there have been 49 cases of measles compared to 54 cases being recorded for the whole of 2022.

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