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Measles alert issued after holidaymakers return from Europe with bug

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Dr Yvonne Doyle, London regional director for Public Health England, said: “We are seeing a concerning increase in measles cases across  London which could lead to a wider outbreak in unvaccinated children and adults.“Those who have not received two doses of the vaccine in the past – or who are unsure – should speak to their GP. There’s no harm in receiving an additional dose where there is any uncertainty.“It’s crucial pregnant women have been vaccinated with MMR, as rubella in particular can cause serious complications during pregnancy.”Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease which usually starts with cold-like symptoms, fever and red, sensitive eyes. It can spread very easily and can be caught by breathing in droplets from an infected person when they cough or sneeze. Protect yourself and your family by learning more about Global Health Security  A measles health alert has been issued after unvaccinated holidaymakers returning from Europe lead to a surge in cases.Public Health England have urged people to protect themselves from the viral illness after more than 250 cases have been reported since the start of the year.A further 90 laboratory tests are also underway, meaning the number could be higher. Last year, just 243 cases were reported.Health officials suspect the rise can be attributed to holidaymakers returning from the continent. In Europe, there has been a large outbreak in measles this year. It’s crucial pregnant women have been vaccinated with MMR – rubella in particular can cause serious complicationsDr Yvonne Doyle, Public Health England In rare cases, complications can include deafness, blindness and swelling of the brain, leading to brain damage, and in even more rare cases, a progressive disorder. read more

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SEHA Round 13 Meshkov Brest win brings them closer to F4

7.Borac m:tel144010328 : 42012 8.Nexe13328361 : 38011 dejan manaskovdmitry kamyshnikLino CervarMeshkov BrestmetalurgRastko StojkovicSEHAzeljko babic 3.Meshkov Brest13904357 : 32627 5.Metalurg13742343 : 31125 1.CO Zagreb141112449 : 38334 Metalurg took an important point against Dinamo Minsk few days ago which secured them the L16 phase of the EHF Champions League, but the team could not cope with strong and motivated Meshkov Brest side on Tuesday. Meshkov Brest were leading throughout most of the game, and in the deservedly won with 27:24 (15:12). The victory now puts them on the 3rd place with 27 points, while Vardar is 4th with 25 points and a game in hand, while Metalurg are at 25 points as well, with four rounds left.Dmnitry Kamyshnik led home side with 6 goals from 11 shots, followed by recent arrival Rastko Stojkovic with 5 points from 7 shots. Dejan Manaskov was Metalurg’s best with 5 goals.STATISTICSSTANDINGS: 9.Lovćen153210388 : 45111 6.Vojvodina13508329 : 35415 2.Tatran Prešov131102459 : 36133 10.Partizan141013333 : 4053 4.Vardar12813352 : 30825 ← Previous Story Sebastian Skube to HC Dinamo Minsk Next Story → Miha Zvizej stays in FENIX Toulouse! read more