Measles Spreading too Fast | Health Officials Call for More Vaccinations

Recent health reports from health officials in the United Kingdom indicate that an epidemic of Measles in Wales could cause severe brain damage in those children left unprotected. It is also possible that many unprotected children could die from exposure to the Measles.

Reports indicate that despite multiple calls from health officials for young children to be inoculated with the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine, the cases of Measles continue to spread throughout Wales. The most troubling news in the reports shows that although multiple attempts are being made to encourage parents in Wales to have their children vaccinated, it is not occurring, leaving many young children unprotected and at risk.


Koplik Spots – Measles

Health officials are concerned that, if not contained, this outbreak of Measles could become as bad as an outbreak seen in Dublin more than ten years ago. Three people died of the Measles during that outbreak.

The most recent reports from health officials indicate only 200 cases of Measles were reported on March 4th. As of March 25th, the number of reported cases had risen to 432, with the count still continuing to rise. Of those cases reported at the end of the past week, 111 were cases where young children in play groups, nursery school, primary school, and secondary school. The younger the children are who contracted the Measles, the more likely they are to suffer significant ramifications. The outbreak is currently centered on Swansea and the area surrounding it.

[box type=”important”]Health officials are most concerned because the number of reported cases of the Measles continues to rise quickly and the spread of the disease does not appear to be slowing down. Despite the increased number of cases of Measles, health officials have not seen an increase in requests for the vaccination.[/box]

Claire Al-Aufi

Claire Al-Aufi is a contributing author for Hive Health Media who provides updates on health and fitness news.

One thought on “Measles Spreading too Fast | Health Officials Call for More Vaccinations

  • May 1, 2013 at 10:38 am

    An epidemic? Really? 432 cases out of a population of over 3 million? I don’t think so. How many cases of Measles are among the vaxxed, is what I would like to know, because in the past that’s where most of the outbreaks have occurred? I noticed that the mouth shown is full of cavities and mercury fillings. Obviously, this person has some health issues to begin with, along with probably having received the vaccine. Permanent immunity is always best, that’s why the people in Wales are not listening and they know that Measles is a nothing disease. My generation breezed through the Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Chicken Pox just fine. There is no problem with Measles, only among those who are scare mongers. But, all in all, it’s not a problem.


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