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Measles outbreak

Around a million children and teenagers are to be targeted in a national catch-up vaccination campaign aimed at curbing a rise in measles cases in England.

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Fears of rise in measles cases in Anglia region

Measles cases in the East of England and the East Midlands since 1996 Credit: Public Health England / ITV Anglia

Around a million children are to be targeted in a national catch-up vaccination campaign aimed at curbing a rise in measles cases in England. The East of England has so far seen a relatively small number of measles cases in 2013 at 29 but in the whole of 2012 there were only 49 cases.

In recent years, the number of measles cases in the East of England peaked in 2007 with 159 before falling back. The average number of cases in the decade starting in 1996 was only 14 cases per year.

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