This is an excellent article by Dr Jayne Donegan.
Are children in Europe and the United States suffering from malnutrition?
Does your child have HIV/AIDS?
If not, why all the fuss?
In the UK, measles used to occur in epidemics about every two years starting in the autumn with the peak being in April and then waning for another two years.2In the nineteenth century when social conditions – malnutrition, poor housing, drinking water contaminated with sewage – were similar to those in poorer countries today, it used to be a feared killer here also. But all that changed long ago. In England & Wales the death rate declined from over 1100 per million cases in the mid nineteenth century to a level of virtually zero by the mid 1960s.