The Urmston Group Practice

Measles Outbreaks

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Measles is in the news again. There have been serious outbreaks in Wales and England and the number of children catching measles is rising.

Measles can be a very serious disease, leading to ear and chest infections, fits, diarrhoea, and damage to the brain.
Measles can kill.  Your child is at risk of measles if he or she hasn’t had the MMR vaccination.
Two doses of MMR vaccine are needed to get the best protection.