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Measles outbreak sparks MMR reminder

Fri, 01 Feb 2013


Parents are being urged to have their children vaccinated following another measles outbreak in the UK.

There have been 46 confirmed cases in north east England, with 40 confirmed in Heysham and Morecambe.

The majority of the cases are in children.

Vaccination is seen as the most effective way to prevent measles, with two doses of MMR said to be the sufficient amount to offer the right levels of protection.

Jacqui Dunne is a health protection nurse, she has this advice for anyone who is showing symptoms:

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