Measles: North West

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 1 February 2024.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Independent, St Helens North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of measles cases there are in (a) St Helens and (b) the North West.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)

The UK Health Security Agency publishes routine data on laboratory confirmed measles. As provided in the latest published data between 1 January 2023 and 30 November 2023 there have been eight laboratory confirmed cases in the North West.

Monthly cases by age and region are available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/measles-epidemiology-2023/confirmed-cases-of-measles-in-england-by-month-age-and-region-2023

This routine report does not include a breakdown of cases by local authority due to small numbers and the risk of deductive disclosure.

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