Measles still rising in the UK

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Remember when I grumbled about how the stupid autism scaremongerers scared some British parents into not immunising their children for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)?

Rates of measles continue to rise. From the BBC:

Data from the Health Protection Agency showed there were 1,217 cases of measles from January to November 2008.

And 75% of the 115 cases diagnosed in November were outside the traditional hotspot of London – in the north west, west midlands and south east.

The HPA’s Dr Mary Ramsay said the rise in cases was due to “relatively low” MMR uptake over the past decade.

Here’s a graph showing yearly cases of measles in the UK, with numbers from the Health Protection Agency: