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Cases of measles in London up on 2012 figures

The number of cases of measles in London between January and March has doubled compared to the same period in 2012, health officials have said.

Confirmed cases increased from 34 in 2012 to 68 this year, with the borough of Hackney having 28 cases.

There are concerns about the city's low uptake of immunisations and its dense population causing measles to spread.

The Department of Health (DoH) which provided the statistics advised parents to get their children vaccinated.

  • 25 Apr 2013