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Professor Adam Finn comments on the rise in measles cases

8 February 2012

Adam Finn, Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Bristol Medical School, expressed his concerns to the local media about the rise in reported measles cases in Bristol.

Adam Finn, Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Bristol Medical School, expressed his concerns to the local media about the "unprecedented" rise in reported measles cases in Bristol.

He was interviewed live on BBC Points West, BBC Bristol, Jack FM and Heart, in addition to being quoted in the Evening Post and BBC News online.

The press release issued by Bristol NHS urged parents to get their children immunised. Measles is a highly contagious infection that can spread very easily by coughing and sneezing. It causes a fever, a rash, sore eyes and cold-like symptoms but can also cause more serious complications in some children such as meningitis and pneumonia.

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