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Public Health England wrote to senior teachers at schools in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham last week

Measles cases at schools in London incite health bosses to warn heads in three neighborhoods to be & # 39; vigilant & # 39; amid the growing messages about the infection

  • Public Health England warned of the & # 39; significant increase & # 39; of measles cases
  • Cases of the killer infection have also been reported at three schools
  • The government-run body wrote a letter to main investigations in three boroughs
  • They were: Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham
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Schools in three agglomerations in London have been urged by health officials to stay alert at a peak in measles cases.

Public Health England wrote to senior teachers at schools in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham last week.

It warned about the & # 39; significant increase & # 39; in cases in the northwest of the capital – and the cases mentioned have been found in three schools.

Public Health England wrote to senior teachers at schools in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham last week

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Public Health England wrote to senior teachers at schools in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham last week

The letter warned of the & # 39; substantial increase & # 39; in matters in the northwestern part of the capital - and the cases mentioned have been noted at three schools

The letter warned of the & # 39; substantial increase & # 39; in matters in the northwestern part of the capital - and the cases mentioned have been noted at three schools

The letter warned of the & # 39; substantial increase & # 39; in matters in the northwestern part of the capital – and the cases mentioned have been noted at three schools

The government-run body urged main entrepreneurs to "remain vigilant". The letter comes in the midst of the shooting away of measles worldwide.

Killer infection cases have been registered with Fulham Boys School, Chelsea Academy and the St. Marylebone Church of England School.

PHE fears that measles will spread further if children who visit these schools have contracted the infection and have siblings with other children.

The letter, written by Dr. Janice Lo of the body, a health protection consultant, was sent last week.

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that easily spreads from an infected person through coughing, sneezing or even just breathing.
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Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that easily spreads from an infected person through coughing, sneezing or even just breathing.

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that easily spreads from an infected person through coughing, sneezing or even just breathing.

The incidence of measles in England has more than doubled this year, with 231 confirmed reports in the first quarter of 2019. In comparison, PHE data shows that there were only 97 cases in the last quarter of 2018 and 143 confirmed reports in the quarter before

The incidence of measles in England has more than doubled this year, with 231 confirmed reports in the first quarter of 2019. In comparison, PHE data shows that there were only 97 cases in the last quarter of 2018 and 143 confirmed reports in the quarter before

The incidence of measles in England has more than doubled this year, with 231 confirmed reports in the first quarter of 2019. In comparison, PHE data shows that there were only 97 cases in the last quarter of 2018 and 143 confirmed reports in the quarter before

In response to measles affairs in London schools, she wrote: & # 39; Some of these children may have siblings who visit other schools in nearby neighborhoods.

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& # 39; And that is why we want to inform you about the affected schools and ask you to remain vigilant for new notifications. & # 39;

HOW MANY CASES OF MAKE THERE WERE IN ENGLAND IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS?

YEAR

2019

2018

2018

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2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

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2017

2016

2016

2016

2016

2015

2015

2015

2015

2014

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2014

2014

2014

QUARTER

1

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4

3

2

1

4

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3

2

1

4

3

2

1

4

3

2

1

4

3

2

1

CASES

231

97

143

421

265

149

36

64

17

30

150

118

36

12

13

17

18

4

7

10

66

Data from Public Health England. Case numbers refers to those that are laboratory confirmed.

She urged main entrepreneurs to remind staff and parents about the importance of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination.

Vaccination rates for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) decreased in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year in the UK.

The debate has raged in recent months about myths that vaccines are spreading unsafe on social media.

Claims that the BMR test could lead to autism or that vaccines contain dangerous chemicals continue to spread – even though they are not true.

In rare circumstances, people can have bad reactions to vaccines, but otherwise all the injections used by the NHS are completely safe.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock refused last month to exclude children from being excluded from schools if they were not vaccinated against measles.

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that easily spreads from an infected person through coughing, sneezing or even just breathing.

The warning to school leaders came days before PHE urged parents to ensure that their children received the MMR vaccine.

The national warning was prompted by disturbing figures that showed that things had more than doubled in the past two quarters.

Official data shows that there were 231 confirmed cases in the first quarter of 2019 – an increase from 97 in the last three months of 2018.

The increase in cases is reflected globally, as experts have warned that England & # 39; has not escaped & # 39; to the worldwide increase in cases.

The number of measles cases worldwide was four times higher in the first quarter of 2019 than in the same period last year.

The World Health Organization has warned that debilitating vaccination figures are partly to blame, and Ukraine, Brazil and the Philippines have experienced huge increases.

About 112,163 measles cases were reported in January, February and March, most of them in Africa.

WHAT IS MAASLES, WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND HOW CAN YOU CATCH IT?

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that easily spreads from an infected person through coughing, sneezing or even just breathing.

Symptoms develop between six and 19 days after infection and include a runny nose, cough, sore eyes, fever, and rash.

The rash appears as red and spotty spots on the hairline that go down over several days, turn brown and eventually fade.

Some children complain about bright lights or develop white spots with red background on their tongue.

In one in 15 cases, measles can cause life-threatening complications, including pneumonia, convulsions and encephalitis.

Dr. Ava Easton, chief executive of the Encephalitis Society, told MailOnline: Measles can be very serious.

& # 39; (It) can cause encephalitis, which is an inflammation of the brain.

& # 39; Encephalitis can cause death or disability. & # 39;

Treatment is aimed, if necessary, to stay hydrated, to rest and to take painkillers.

Measles can be prevented by receiving two vaccinations, the first at 13 months old and the second at three years and four months to five years old.

Source: Great Ormond Street Hospital

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