Childhood illnesses such as measles, whooping cough and mumps have made a worrying return to our region. The number of cases is on the increase. Health bosses believe it may be due to some parents deciding against the MMR jab in recent years.
Brighton and Hove has seen a thirteen fold increase in measles cases alone. Incidents of whooping cough have quadrupled and outbreaks of mumps have become common once more. Andrew Pate reports.
As many as 35 students at the Canterbury campus of Kent University have gone down with suspected mumps, it's been revealed.
The Health Protection Agency confirmed that the first cases appeared 2 weeks ago.
Information has been sent to students and a vaccine will be available at the medical centre.
Staff at the University of Kent have been asked to distribute information about mumps to its students.
It follows several suspected cases reported to doctors.
The Health Protection Agency contacted the University a fortnight ago.
No cases have been confirmed since.