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Measles: 64 New Cases in South West Wales Outbreak

Source: BBC News

03/20/2013

The measles outbreak in South West Wales is up to 316, with 64 new cases reported in the Swansea area. A total of 111 primary and secondary schools and nurseries have been impacted by the outbreak, and 42 people have been hospitalized. Cases also are on the rise across mid and West Wales, and Public Health Wales director of health protection Dr. Marion Lyons expects the outbreak to continue into summer, affecting exams and holiday plans. “The only protection is the safe and highly effective MMR vaccine,” says Lyons. “We are urging parents of unvaccinated children to make immediate arrangements with their GP for their children to receive the MMR jab, to prevent further spread of the disease and further misery.”



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