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West Midlands measles cases

There has not been a rise in cases since last year Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

In the first three months of this year 13 cases of measles have been recorded in the West Midlands. That is 20 cases fewer than were recorded in the last three months of last year.

Although there has been a drop in the number of incidents reported Public Health England is still warning people to go and get vaccinated if they have not already done so. This is because of fears that the measles outbreak in Wales could spread.

In the West Midlands this year there have been cases in:

Herefordshire - 8

Coventry - 2

Shropshire - 1

Staffordshire - 1

The highest number of cases in the last three months of last year in the West Midlands was recorded in Staffordshire.

It is never too late to get vaccinated against measles.

Parents of unvaccinated children, teenagers and young adults who have missed out on MMR should urgently arrange to be vaccinated by their GP.

If you are unsure whether your child has had two doses of the vaccine, speak to your GP who will have a record.

– Public Health England

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