Clinic fights measles outbreak

Specialist drop-in clinics to distribute the MMR vaccine to children to try to control a major measles outbreak in Sussex will open later.

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Surge in Measles cases in Sussex

There are more and more children suffering from measles in Sussex.

So far this year, there have been 180 confirmed cases amongst children and adults in Brighton alone. Compare that with 86 in the rest of East Sussex, 38 in West Sussex, 21 in Kent , and in Essex just 6.

There has been 1 case in Oxfordshire, 5 in Berkshire and 9 in Surrey. There have been none in Buckinghamshire, Hampshire or the Isle of Wight.

The statistics are being blamed on the poor take-up of the MMR vaccine

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