Doctors in UK once again battling measles | News | Al Jazeera

Doctors in UK once again battling measles

Health officials in the UK say they are being forced to work even harder to protect the population against disease.

    Until 20 years ago measles had been effectively wiped out in Britain.

    But now it is back and is officially classed as an epidemic in South Wales.

    This is modern healthcare turned upside down.

    Fifteen years ago the offices of the South Wales Evening Post were buzzing with controversy.

    A doctor had claimed the MMR vaccine caused the behavioural condition autism in children.

    Suddenly parents were refusing to vaccinate their children against a killer.

    But 15 years later doctors are still furious that an atmosphere was created which led to them being portrayed as the bad guys.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Swansea, South Wales.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.