Measles outbreak around Liverpool, U.K. Why? The obvious.

HPA – Measles update 29 February 2012.

There are now 36 laboratory confirmed measles cases in and around Liverpool and the numbers are continuing to grow. A further 35 probable cases are under investigation and numerous reports from GPs are in the process of being followed up. The majority of the cases are in Liverpool and neighbouring areas of South Sefton (Aintree and Waterloo), but there are six are in Knowsley, three in St. Helens and one in Widnes.

The majority of cases are children under the age of five who were not vaccinated at the optimum age of 13 months and babies and toddlers who are too young to be vaccinated. A small number of adults have also been affected.

Tip: @merseyskeptics on Twitter

Holy cow, people. Get your kids vaccinated! This is awful. And completely preventable.

 

  3 comments for “Measles outbreak around Liverpool, U.K. Why? The obvious.

  1. Netski
    March 21, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    Hi there, I’m doing some personal research on vaccinations. Can you tell me of the 36 confirmed cases of measles in and around Liverpool, how many are in unvaccinated persons?
    Cheers

    • March 21, 2012 at 7:02 AM

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

  2. laura
    May 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Were there any deaths or serious complications?

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