Low MMR uptake blamed for surge in measles cases across Europe

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More than 41,000 cases of measles reported in the EU in six months to June – almost double the number over the whole of 2017

A huge surge in measles cases across Europe has been reported by the World Health Organisation, which says low MMR vaccination rates are to blame.

More than 41,000 cases of measles have been reported in the European region between January and June. Last year there were nearly 24,000 for the whole 12 months, which was the highest count in any year of the last decade.

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