Measles outbreak mapped: see how many cases there are in your area

A measles rash
-Credit: (Image: UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA))

Families with children suffering from cancer and other conditions that may weaken immunity have been urged to exercise extra caution amidst the ongoing measles crisis.

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) data reveals that since the outbreak began in Birmingham at the start of October, there have been 1,749 lab-confirmed cases.

This includes 1,531 confirmed cases so far in 2024 - a figure more than four times the 362 cases seen all last year and marking the largest outbreak in over a decade.

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Separate statistics indicate that in the three weeks leading up to June 3, the UKHSA has received notifications of 627 suspected measles cases from GPs in England and Wales.

These are alerts that GPs are obligated to send to the UKHSA each time they diagnose a case of what they believe to be measles.

While these cases have not been laboratory confirmed, they indicate suspected infections in council areas and can serve as an early warning of potential outbreaks.

The data shows that Birmingham - where the current outbreak originated - has had the highest number of suspected cases overall with 382, including 22 in the last week.

Manchester follows with 141 overall, including nine in the last three weeks, and then Leicester with 132, including 12 most recently.

However, Wandsworth in London has had the highest number of suspected cases in the last three weeks with 23, including 10 in the week ending June 2, according to the latest available data.

You can view the suspected cases in your area using our interactive map below.

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