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Measles on the increase

Measles on the increase

Measles on the increase

Measles featured prominently in the news throughout April following the rapid spread of an outbreak in South Wales. At the time of writing (3 May 2013) 1,039 cases of measles have been reported (but not yet confirmed) in a six month period, with about 40-50 new cases each week. The age group affected mostly are aged 10-18 years.1 As measles is sometimes described as being no more than a benign childhood disease, it may seem surprising that this outbreak has attracted quite so much attention. 

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