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Mumps cases hit decade high in England

Mumps cases hit decade high in England

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Health officials are urging people to have both parts of the MMR vaccine after cases of mumps in England reached their highest level in a decade.Outbreaks in universities and colleges raised the number of cases of the painful viral illness to 5,042 in 2019 - four times the number in 2018.Most were in young adults who missed out on the MMR jab.Public Health England said the full two doses of the vaccination were needed to maximise protection.Mumps: Why adults might still need the MMR jabThe vaccine prevents most cases of mumps - but not all, and so some young people are still getting the illness.There were also increases in mumps cases in Wales and Scotland in 2019.What is mumps?It is a viral infection that used to be very common ...
England recall Keaton Jennings and Ben Foakes for Sri Lanka tour

England recall Keaton Jennings and Ben Foakes for Sri Lanka tour

Sports
England have recalled opener Keaton Jennings and wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes for next month's Sri Lanka tour.Neither has played for England in a Test since the tour of the West Indies at the start of 2019.James Anderson, England's leading Test wicket-taker, is omitted as he recovers from a cracked rib suffered in the 3-1 series win in South Africa. Batsman Jonny Bairstow and all-rounder Moeen Ali will also miss the two-Test series, which starts on 19 March.Jofra Archer had already been ruled out because of a low-grade stress fracture in his right elbow, but fellow fast bowler Mark Wood will make the trip.Left-arm spinner Jack Leach came back to England from the tour of South Africa in Jan...
England need to score more runs to bounce back from first ODI defeat to South Africa, says Tom Curran

England need to score more runs to bounce back from first ODI defeat to South Africa, says Tom Curran

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Tom Curran says England’s lack of runs in the first one-day international with South Africa cost them the match. England scored just 258 for eight from their 50 overs with early wickets causing a lot of damage. The hosts eased to a seven-wicket victory with 14 balls to spare but never looked in any danger. Getty Images - Getty Tom Curran was speaking to talkSPORT ahead of the second ODI This is something they will be looking to rectify in the second match of the three-game series, with commentary live on talkSPORT 2. Curran told talkSPORT: “You can pick parts of the game apart and analyse what went wrong but at the end of the day we didn’t get enough runs. “Trying to defend that always looks worse than it is. Simply we didn’t get enough runs. “It hap
France 24-17 England: England lose Six Nations opener in Paris

France 24-17 England: England lose Six Nations opener in Paris

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Media playback is not supported on this device 2020 Six Nations: France v EnglandFrance (17) 24Tries: Rattez, Ollivon 2 Con: Ntamack 3 Pens: NtamackEngland (0) 17Tries: May 2 Cons: Farrell 2 Pen: FarrellWorld Cup finalists England fell to a chastening defeat by a resurgent France as their Six Nations hopes wilted in the Parisian rain.Coach Eddie Jones had talked of unleashing a brutal physicality upon a callow France side with an average of just 10 caps apiece.But it was France who tenderised England in a one-sided first half, converted tries from Vincent Rattez and captain Charles Olliv...
England in South Africa: Joe Root’s side win series 3-1

England in South Africa: Joe Root’s side win series 3-1

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Fourth Test, Johannesburg, (day four of five):England 400 (Crawley 66; Nortje 5-110) & 248 (Root 58, Hendricks 5-64)South Africa 183 (De Kock 76, Wood 5-46) & 274 (Van der Dussen 98, Wood 4-54)England won by 191 runsScorecardEngland surged to a 191-run win in the fourth Test against South Africa to complete a 3-1 series victory - only their second overseas success in four years.After setting the home side an unlikely 466 to win, the tourists were frustrated by 98 from Rassie van der Dussen, who added 92 with Faf du Plessis.They were dismissed in successive overs by Ben Stokes and Mark Wood just before tea to leave South Africa 187-4, then Stuart Broad accelerated England's charge with two wickets in an ...