Public Health England warns of measles outbreak at music festivals

Public Health England warns of measles outbreak at music festivals
 

Public Health England is advising attendees at summer music festivals to be vaccinated against measles, amid worries that the events could allow for the easy spread of an outbreak.
In a statement, the government body said that music festivals “pose an ideal opportunity for the infection to spread quickly” and that “close-mixing environments such as festivals are more at risk” of the disease spreading. Anyone with symptoms was also advised to stay away from music festivals.
It comes amid an uptick in measles cases in the West Midlands, with three times more cases reported in the first three... read more

 
25 May 2018 in Health, Views: 54
Source: Guardian
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