Update: measles outbreak across England

17 July 2018

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Public Health England (PHE) is advising the public to ensure they have had two doses of the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles were confirmed across England.

Between 1 January 2018 and 6 July 2018 there have been 757 laboratory confirmed measles cases in England. Cases were reported in most areas with London (268), the South East (161), the South West (118), West Midlands (85) and Yorkshire and Humberside (73) reporting the most cases (based on provisional figures).

Source: PHE, 12 July 2018