Measles outbreaks in a population with declining vaccine uptake.

  title={Measles outbreaks in a population with declining vaccine uptake.},
  author={Vincent A A Jansen and Nico Stollenwerk and Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen and Mary Elizabeth Ramsay and William John Edmunds and Christopher J Rhodes},
  volume={301 5634},
Measles is a highly infectious and potentially dangerous disease. Before mass vaccination was started in the United Kingdom, measles caused an average of 100 deaths per year (1). Since the introduction of vaccination, vaccine uptake has risen from around 50% in 1968 to 76% in 1988. After the introduction of the combined measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine in 1988, vaccine uptake rose rapidly to a national average of 91% by 1998 (2), at which time the alleged side effects of the MMR… CONTINUE READING

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