Measles cases and outbreaks in the United Kingdom (England and Wales)

Merseyside - St. Helens and Liverpool are two affected areas with measles outbreaks. Last year's outbreak is continuing with 2 cases reported this year in St Helens along with the 35 cases reported at the end of last year. In Liverpool, there have been 11 cases along with the 313 cases reported last year.
Northeast - Twelve more confirmed an 19 suspected cases of measles were reported, adding to the 134 cases reported at the end of last year. The majority of cases continue to be reported in Teesside, Darlington, Stockton, Darlington and Middlesbrough.
Wales - There have been 252 reported measles cases in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas since November 2012. The majority of the new cases are in the Swansea area, but cases are being reported across southeast Wales.

Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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