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Two million children at risk of measles

Publié par Clifford Armion le 19/04/2013

Laura Donnelly

Experts are calling for an immediate national “catch-up” campaign to prevent the disease spreading from Wales to the rest of Britain.
London is particularly vulnerable because nearly half of children were not vaccinated a decade ago.
Dr Helen Bedford, of University College London’s Institute of Child Health, said that the measles outbreak in Wales could spread to the capital.
She said: “There is a potential for more outbreaks. Children are going to get measles. There are about two million children who are susceptible because they haven’t been vaccinated. London is a particular case of point.”
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"Two million children at risk of measles", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 06/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/two-million-children-at-risk-of-measles