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Midlands measles outbreak fears

Health officials have told ITV News Central they are bracing themselves for a potential outbreak of measles in Wales.

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Parents given advice to safeguard children against measles

"Measles is a highly infectious and potentially dangerous illness which spreads very easily particularly in schools.

It is crucial that children and young adults are fully immunised with the necessary two doses of MMR".

"The good news is that it is highly preventable when children are immunised with the MMR vaccine, but parents need to make sure their children receive two doses of the vaccine in order to be fully protected against measles.

We are seeing an increase in the number of cases as a direct result of parents not getting their children immunised."

– ELIZABETH SHASSERE, HEREFORDSHIRE'S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH

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