Measles outbreak rocks Andalucia

LAST UPDATED: 13 Nov, 2010 @ 01:22
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Measles outbreak rocks Andalucia

A SERIOUS outbreak of measles has seen four children hospitalised.

In total, two dozen people – the majority children – have now contracted the virus in the Albaicin area of Granada city.

The Ministry of Health is calling for all parents to ensure their children have been vaccinated.

It is now threatening legal action if people do not get their children vaccinated.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that primarily affects children.

Most patients recover within weeks however it can cause serious complications such as blindness or pneumonia.

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