COMMENT - Measles threat

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Despite months of warnings from health experts the measles epidemic has descended upon Wigan.

Everybody needs to be sensible and take the advice of health chiefs otherwise the borough could be faced with the kind of numbers of cases as South Wales and that could be fateful.

Measles spreads very easily so it si important that we all take care not to spread the virus further, especially among youngsters.

The MMR vaccine has proved controversial but we really need to heed the advice of health bosses now more than ever.