Concerns over measles outbreak

Diseases long-thought under control are making a comeback, including measles, mumps and whooping cough.

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  1. Hannah Costigan

Return of measles and mumps

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.

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