The Health Protection Agency (HPA) was of the view that the outbreak of measles in Merseyside and Sussex had a severe impact in England and Wales. The data being released by the HPA has unveiled that the total number of measles cases has almost doubled in comparison to last year.
In all, 964 cases were registered in the first half of 2012 in England and Wales. However, if the number is compared with last year, then there were 497 cases in the same time period.
Not only measles, a significant rise has also been seen in the cases of German measles and viral infections. Health experts have now asked parents that they should take the matter seriously and get their children vaccinated.
MMR vaccine is a three-in-one vaccine, which provides protection against measles, mumps and rubella. Dr. Mary Ramsay, who is the chief of immunization department at the HPA, said, "Measles can be very serious and parents should understand the risks associated with the infection, which in severe cases can result in death".
It shall also be noted that both the doses of MMR are vital for the child and should be given to them before they go back to school after their vacations.
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