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Measles cases continue to fall

Cases of measles in England continue to fall, with 73 confirmed cases in July.

 

This is the third successive fall in monthly measles totals (from 116 and 194 cases in June and May) and brings the total number to 1,365 cases since the start of the year.
In April, a nationwide MMR catch-up programme was launched by Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health. Progress in the campaign has been monitored using data on the MMR vaccination status of children between 10 and 16 years old, gathered during July 2013 from around a quarter of general practices in England.