Britain, some would have us believe, is one of the worst places in the world for measles. In 2006-7, there were 12000 cases in Europe, many of them in the UK, according to a study in The Lancet (subscription required) and reported by the Beeb. This has not a little to do with the MMR panic and its wake.
I don’t think we should be so negative. Britain isn’t a bad place for measles – it’s one of the best. You’re far more likely to get it here than in many other places. It’s amazing what a small shift in perspective can do to a news story.