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Measles warn when Birmingham shoots up alarming levels



Since the beginning of the year, more than 80 cases of measles have been reported in Birmingham – five times as many as last year.

In England, outbreaks of outbreaks were confirmed in young people in their late teens in the early 1920s – which may have come too late, as vaccination rates declined due to unfounded fears of the vaccine in the early 2000s.

The increase in measles cases has been linked with travel to and from Europe Large-scale ongoing measles outbreaks

Since the beginning of the year until August 26, 86 cases of measles have been reported to Public Health England (PHE) in Birmingham

Cases in England and Wales have now exceeded 2,000 cases in 201

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The number of reports is 5.4 times higher than the 16 cases reported in the same 34 weeks in 2017.

In the 34 weeks ending August 26, 2033 cases of measles were reported to PHE in England and Wales.

The number of reports in recent years is significantly higher than in the same period.

1,050 cases were reported in 2017, as were 1,140 in 2016, 850 in 2015 and 1,331 in 2014.



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However, the numbers are lower than in earlier ones Outbreaks, with 2,915 cases reported in the first 34 weeks of 2012 and 5,457 cases in the same period over the same period 19659002] Registered doctors in England and Wales are required by law to report suspected cases of certain infectious diseases.

Not all of the reported Cases will turn out to be measles, but numbers from PHE suggest that about half of the reports are confirmed.


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Between January 1 and August 2018, there were 859 laboratory-confirmed measles cases in England.

1,844 suspected cases were reported during the same period, suggesting 46 confirmed cases for every 100 reports.

Cases were reported in most areas with London (300), Southeast (178), Southwest (142), West Midlands (85) and Yorkshire and Humberside (83) most cases.

Measles are a highly contagious viral disease which can sometimes lead to serious complications and can be fatal in very rare cases.

Anyone who has not received 2 doses of MMR vaccine is at risk, but young people in tightly mixed environments such as festivals are more at risk Unvaccinated people travel to Romania and Italy, where there are currently major outbreaks.



  Measles cases have reached their highest level for 18 years
Measles cases have reached their highest level for 18 years

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