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Measles cases drop but MMR still to catch-up

Cases of measles fell during June, with 113 confirmed cases across England.

This is down from 193 cases in May, itself a drop from 299 cases in April, and follows the nationwide rollout of the MMR catch-up programme, jointly run by Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS England.

Progress in the campaign has been monitored using data on the MMR status of children aged between 10 and 16 years old, gathered from around 2,000 general practices in July 2013. When compared with similar aged children in 2012, the numbers point to almost 60,000 previously unvaccinated children having now had one dose in England.