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Measles strategy misses targets

Global efforts to cut the number of deaths from measles have fallen short of World Health Organization (WHO) targets. An analysis published in the Lancet said deaths had fallen by 74% between 2000 and 2010, but the target was 90%. Outbreaks in Africa and delays in vaccination programmes in India have stalled progress, researchers say. […]

MMR vaccine rate increase prompts measles warning

Ninety per cent of two year old children in the UK have received their first dose of the MMR vaccine – the highest level for 13 years, says the Health Protection Agency. But this is still short of the 95% uptake rate which would stop the spread of the disease in the community. A measles […]

Measles cases pass total for 2010

The number of cases of measles in the first five months of this year have surpassed the total for the whole of 2010, according to new data. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) reported 496 cases of measles in England and Wales up to the end of May this year, compared with 374 for the whole […]