United States: The National Health Service issued an urgent warning to parents nationwide to ensure their children are vaccinated against measles because new cases emerged in every region of England.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) issued a national incident statement last month after a large outbreak in the West Midlands occurred among hundreds of children, of which more than a third was life-threatening, as the Guardian reported.

Yesterday, an epidemiology report by the health authority provided evidence of clusters of cases far away from the original hotspot as far North as hundreds of miles.

The cases have been identified in the jurisdictions of London, north-west, north-east, Yorkshire and the Humber, east Midlands, east of England, south-east and south-west UKHSA reported.

Many children are still left unvaccinated

Some more individuals have recently been ready to get an injection but at the moment we have hundreds of thousands of children who have not been vaccinated as health authorities stated.

A consultant epidemiologist at the UKHSA, Dr Vanessa Saliba, said,

“As expected, due to worryingly low MMR vaccine uptake in some areas across the country, we are now starting to see clusters of cases in other regions,” Saliba added.

She added further, “While parents are coming forward to take up the offer of the MMR vaccine for their children, there are still hundreds of thousands of children who remain unprotected and therefore remain at risk of serious complications or lifelong disability, but measles is completely preventable with vaccination,” and, “I strongly urge parents to take up the offer of the MMR vaccine now to make sure their child is protected,” as reported by the Guardian.

More cases reported in states: Officials

Additional 56 cases ended up being reported week recently, as statistical data from UKHSA says the total number since October last year achieved 521.

According to the Guardian, they are made up of 358 in the West Midlands, 71 in London, 37 in Yorkshire and the Humber, 20 in the East Midlands, 18 in the North-West, 8 in the South-West, 4 in the South-East, 4 in the Eastern Region, and 1 in the North-East.

Symptoms of Measles

Measles can cause serious problems and even death. It can impact the lungs and brain and cause pneumonia, meningitis, blindness and seizures.


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