In this photo taken on Thursday, May 9 2013, Ellen Christensen poses for a photograph with her six-week-old son Remy at the Ann Tayler Children Centre in east London. More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of a vaccine scare that raised the specter of autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease. This year, the U.K. has had more than 1,200 cases of measles, after a record number of nearly 2,000 cases last year. The country once recorded only several dozen cases every year. It now ranks second in Europe, behind only Romania. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Associated Press
In this photo taken on Thursday, May 9 2013, Ellen Christensen poses for a photograph with her six-week-old son Remy at the Ann Tayler Children Centre in east London. More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of a vaccine scare that raised the specter of autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease.  This year, the U.K. has had more than 1,200 cases of measles, after a record number of nearly 2,000 cases last year. The country once recorded only several dozen cases every year. It now ranks second in Europe, behind only Romania.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
In this photo taken on Thursday, May 9 2013, Ellen Christensen poses for a photograph with her six-week-old son Remy at the Ann Tayler Children Centre in east London. More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of a vaccine scare that raised the specter of autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease. This year, the U.K. has had more than 1,200 cases of measles, after a record number of nearly 2,000 cases last year. The country once recorded only several dozen cases every year. It now ranks second in Europe, behind only Romania. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
View Comments (0)