Friday, August 08, 2003

Measles nearly endemic in the UK

Many parents in the UK are refusing to get their kids MMR shots because they think it causes autism. The country is now seeing an increase in the number of measles cases.
Scientists have predicted that outbreaks of the viral disease will get worse as the proportion of unvaccinated children in the population increases. And the new research warns that if the number of unprotected children continues to grow at the present rate, a national epidemic is inevitable.