Measles outbreak in UK

Measles sweeps through Brighton and Hove (From The Argus).

Health bosses are battling a measles outbreak.

Nine children at two Hove schools have been diagnosed with the potentially fatal infectious disease in the past couple of weeks – more than the entire number of cases in the whole of Sussex last year.

In some cases babies too young to be vaccinated have contracted the illness from contact with infected older children who have not been given the jabs.

The mother of one baby who caught the illness said parents who chose not to take up the MMR jab were “playing Russian roulette” with children’s lives.

Credit: @skeptinq via Twitter

Cause and effect working here. The result – babies can die.

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  2 comments for “Measles outbreak in UK

  1. Netski
    March 21, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    Hi there,
    can you please tell me, how many people die of measles compared to those who contract it?

    • March 21, 2012 at 7:02 AM

      You need to do your own research, this is not a site that collects such information.

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