Officials issue measles warning for UK festivals this summer

Public Health England is very worried about measles being spread at summer festivals this summer. They’re urging anyone who plans to go to one of these events get vaccinate now.

Young people and adults aged 15 and over who missed out on MMR vaccine when they were younger and some under-vaccinated communities have been particularly affected.

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious complications and can be fatal in very rare cases.

There’s currently an increase in the number of cases of measles in the West Midlands. The infection rate is three times greater than what it was a year ago. Officials sent out a warning to anyone heading to this weekend’s BBC Biggest Weekend Festival.

There are other festivals across the UK this weekend, including Swansea, Perth, and Belfast.

So way to go, anti-vaxxers. Your insane campaign against vaccinations keeps on endangering lives worldwide. Save the emails and comments shouting me down about “how I don’t do my research.” No, it’s YOU who don’t do research because you rely on bullshit Facebook posts, hysterical screeds from people like Jenny McCarthy and all the crap spouted by the now-disgraced Andrew Wakefield.

Alan Cross

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