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
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.