Great Britain is no longer "measles free" after achieving the status for three years running, and Boris Johnson, the new British Prime Minister, says it's time to take action.
The Daily Mail reports that Johnson wants to fight back against the anti-vaxxers' spread of information, and is suggesting that people boost the vaccines that they have already received. The cases of measles have quadrupled in the last 12 months, while the rate of those getting vaccinated and/or vaccinating their children has dropped.
In the first quarter of 2019, the U.K. has had 231 confirmed cases of the measles. Britain was declared "measles free" in 2016 by the World Health Organization, but that status has now been revoked.
Boris Johnson said that he is trying to make this crisis a priority, announcing that this is not just a U.K. problem.
"This is a global challenge and there's a number of reasons why people don't get themselves or their children the vaccines they need, but we need decisive action across our health service and society to make sure communities are properly immunized."