Scottish Measles Infection Rate 'Slowing'

Source: BBC News


The measles infection rate in Scotland slowed during the third quarter, according to Health Protection Scotland (HPS) . Through the first nine months of the year, there were 151 clinically suspected measles cases, but HPS received only 30 notifications of suspected measles last quarter. There were 51 laboratory confirmed cases through the first three quarters, but only three last quarter. “Clusters of cases and a high number of sporadic cases of unknown exposure origin are no longer being seen,” according to HPS. The majority of people who contracted measles were either unvaccinated or had only received one dose of the MMR vaccine. The affected ranged in age from seven months to 46 years, with a median age of 15.

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