Measles explosion in Yorkshire mapped as GPs battle 1,000 cases in weeks

Measles explosion in Yorkshire mapped as GPs battle 1,000 cases in weeks

Measles infections are spreading across Yorkshire - as GPs diagnose almost 1,000 cases so far this year across the nation. In 2017, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the UK had eliminated measles due to high coverage of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR vaccine). Now, with vaccine coverage at its lowest level in a decade, measles is back - and as of the week ending February 4, doctors have identified 959 suspected infections in England and Wales so …