Apparently measles cases in England and Wales almost doubled in the first 6 months of this year compared to the same period last year. Wow, that’s a pretty scary statistic. Maybe you don’t think it is, it’s only measles right? Wrong. Measles is a really nasty illness, it can be serious,it can lead to severe and permanent injuries such as blindness, meningitis and encephalitis and can be fatal. If a woman catches it in early pregnancy it can cause birth defects. That’s why in the UK we vaccinate against that Rubella and the Mumps in the MMR.

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