Measles Outbreak Feared in Britain, Immunization Encouraged

By on May 27, 2011 in Current Events, Health, Science Comments

Baby with Measles
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Measles outbreak is feared in Britain as the Health protection Agency (HPA) reported more than 334 measles cases in England and Wales last April. This was revealed by UK health sites, May 27, 2011.

According to Center for Diseases Control and Prevention,

“Measles cases are reported by state health departments to CDC, and confirmed cases are reported via the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS)…”

CDC further encouraged immunization against measles to lessen the risk of measles infection. The measles virus can infect anyone, especially children and infants.

This is because measles is “highly infectious” and can cause fatal conditions like pneumonia, eye-ear infections and encephalitis. It may also cause miscarriage in pregnant women.

Related Blog Post: Measles and Its Complications

Reportedly, the symptoms of measles include high fever, small, red-brown rashes all over the body, cough, and teary-eyes.



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