FEARS OF A MEASLES EPIDEMIC IN BRITAIN:
There have been more than 1,000 measles cases so far this year – putting Britain at risk of a deadly epidemic, health officials say. The Health Protection Agency blamed unfounded fears about the combined MMR jab for the increase and urged parents to vaccinate their children.
In the first ten months of 2008, there were 1,049 confirmed cases in England and Wales – the highest level since the early 1990s.
I had a column on this problem a little while back.