Travel Health Wales: Officials fear as measles outbreak continues to surge

Posted on March 27, 2013 • Filed under: Tourist Warning, Travel Health, United Kingdom

As reported by, “This week, Public Health Wales warned the measles epidemic in southwest Wales was growing at an “alarming rate” with 432 cases and 51 hospitalizations. The outbreak shows no signs of fading and authorities say there could be 1000 cases before April’s end. Officials fear this outbreak could echo the 1999/2000 Dublin outbreak before which vaccination coverage was below 80 percent. Over 1000 children were infected and three died.” Read Article

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