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Measles cases spark warning

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The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has raised concerns over an outbreak of measles in south east London.

Trusts in the area have been told to offer doses of the MMR vaccination closer together than usual, after the agency received reports of 226 cases of the disease since the start of the year.

They said that giving children the second dose one to three months after the first, rather than two years apart, may help prevent the number of measles cases from rising.

Diana McInnes, consultant in communicable disease control at South East London Health Protection Unit, said: ‘Our main focus is to remind people they need two doses of the MMR vaccine to be fully protected.’

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