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Number of people in Kent with measles falls

By Ellis Stephenson

The number of measles cases in Kent has fallen.

Public Health England says there are currently three people being treated for the infectious disease in the county.

That is compared to the five cases which were confirmed last week.

The number of reported measles cases in Kent has fallen. Picture: Thinkstock
The number of reported measles cases in Kent has fallen. Picture: Thinkstock

The latest statistics reveal one of the reported cases is in Medway while the other two are in Canterbury and Maidstone.

Last week health bosses issued a warning about the highly-infectious viral illness.

Anyone with signs of a high fever, cough, cold, runny nose, red and watery eyes and small red spots with a bluish-white centre are urged not to go straight to a doctor.

Due to concerns other patients could be affected in waiting rooms, people are instead being told to phone ahead.

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