Rise in measles cases in the North East

There has been a rise in the number of people with confirmed and suspected cases of measles in the North East.

122 confirmed cases and 128 suspected cases of the illness have been reported since September last year.

People aged between 10 and 19 years old are the most affected Credit: ITV News

The majority of cases continue to be reported in the County Durham, Darlington and the Tees areas.

People aged between 10 and 19 years old are the most affected - making up 38 per cent of all cases.

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